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  1. Re: Help a sentimantal fool 1981 Massey Ferguson 265 2wd

    I hope you find it and worth a bump. I'm looking for a couple of Massey Ferguson tractors from the 1960s / 1970s as well as attachments to go with them. There will be many of these no longer in use...
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    Re: Southern Deer Services

    This recipe for the boar (or sow) of the species is highly recommended:

    1) Clean it out and place a carrot and sliced potato in the body cavity
    2) Bury it in good clean soil for 4 - 5 days
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  3. Guys asking for permission to shoot on the forum

    I note that guys who ask for permission to shoot on the forum either get no responses or an earful, mostly the former.

    Is it that farmers don't know the individual and aren't going to give...
  4. Thread: Use of a scythe

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    Re: Use of a scythe

    I thought Canadians had a bit more grit than that ;) I was using a 2-man cross-cut saw, as we used to call them, when I was growing up. And that's a lot more recently than the 1940s. Saying that, I...
  5. Thread: Use of a scythe

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    Use of a scythe

    I was recently reminded that I used to occasionally use a scythe when growing up on our small farm. My father, being from a different era, would use it in anger for cutting small areas of grass,...
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    Slurry or Manure

    I'm looking ahead 4 years when the current agricultural tenant's tenancy ends.

    I'm planning then to stock the ground and to overwinter some cattle in the current shed. We're talking small scale...
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    Re: Wholecrop Silage

    Won't the ground be rough after ploughing to establish the crop, requiring it to be re-seeded & rolled after harvest?
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    Wholecrop Silage

    My agricultural tenant wants to plant Wholecrop silage, probably barley, on an annual field rotation. E.g. year 1 field 1, year 2, field 2, and so on.

    Question is, after he has done a field, does...
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    Re: Wheat - Surrey or Sussex

    I see some farms are starting to harvest in Surrey/Sussex/Kent.

    Who can supply a few tons?
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    Re: Wheat - Surrey, Sussex or W. Kent

    I see some farms are starting to harvest in Surrey/Sussex/Kent.

    Who can supply a few tons?
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    Re: Wheat - Surrey, Sussex or W. Kent

    Thanks for the reply. We need 2 tons initially.
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    Wheat - Surrey, Sussex or W. Kent

    I'm looking for a supplier of bagged wheat for our pheasant shoot in E. Surrey. Ideally it will be delivered however we can also collect. If you can help, or know someone else who can, please PM.
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    Wheat - Surrey or Sussex

    I'm looking for a supplier of bagged wheat for our pheasant shoot in E. Surrey. Ideally it will be delivered however we can also collect. If you can help, or know someone else who can, please PM. ...
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    Re: Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    Thanks for the words of discouragement...
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    Re: Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    What then is going wrong with British beef farming?

    There is enormous global demand for quality beef. We in the UK are blessed with a favourable climate for grass, concentrate feed is readily...
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    Re: Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    Thanks for all the useful replies. Foxbox - the details you provided were highly useful.

    What I am planning is a semi-professional hobby which will need a lot of time and input and I am under no...
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    Re: Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    Bit of further information, I bought the farm outright, my profession is my main source of income. I plan to initially buy 20-30 cows with calf and take it from there, outdoor smallish scale so 24-28...
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    Beef Cattle Selling Prices

    Thinking of setting up a beef enterprise and have never done this before.

    Question:

    What is the selling price of the finished animal based on? Is it a per kilo price based on live weight?
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  19. Thread: How many cows

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    Re: How many cows

    What would the stocking rate for small animals like Dexters be per acre?
  20. Thread: Rush management

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    Re: Rush management

    Could you elaborate on rush type identification please? I'm getting rushes sprayed this spring so want to make sure mine are the susceptible type to avoid wasted money.
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    Viability of small scale pig production in NI

    Is small scale pig production viable in NI. If not profitable, at least not a money loser?

    I was thinking of an experimental startup for next (2015) spring, as I have the space: 20-30 weaners...
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    Re: Lime Before Slurry or Lime After Slurry

    I found out that the advice stems from a reaction between some of the Nitrogen compounds in slurry, particularly the Ammonium form which will have a reaction with the lime to produce Ammonia which as...
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    Lime Before Slurry or Lime After Slurry

    Researching (e.g. Googling) lime and slurry application, I came across this advice

    " Is there any problem spreading Lime, followed by Urea or slurry?

    A. . Lime after slurry is no problem. If...
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    Re: 3 charged for stealing rotten food

    I know a number of pig farmers that could think of a good answer to that one, especially given the current high cost of feed.
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    Re: 3 charged for stealing rotten food

    It's the supermarkets that should be prosecuted for discarding perfectly good food, not those trying to recover it...
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