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  1. Thread: Cull cows

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    Re: Cull cows

    Hi Mr Lloyd
    l think you should for the sake of your fellow farmers, passing on BVD could be like handing on a death sentence.
  2. Thread: Stray cattle

    by milkyway
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    Re: Stray cattle

    Hi Merry Kerry

    strays seem to be a common thing in East Yorkshire, they broke into my farm 17 years ago carrying the BVD virus and wiped my dairy herd out, over 400 of them, my only advice is...
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    Re: Electric prices.

    Just signed up for 36 months @ 11.3p day 7.9p night.

    milkyway
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    Re: Electric prices.

    lowest so far, just under 11p for one year, just over 11p for three year, any one on here had any quotes??

    milkyway
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    Electric prices.

    Contract up for renewal, any one had any quotes recently??

    Many thanks

    milkyway
  6. Thread: BVD.

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    Re: BVD.

    A friend of mine had aBVD test on his pedigree suckler herd and was all clear apart from one old cow which failed badly, problem was he had sold pedigree bulls all over the country for a number of...
  7. Thread: BVD.

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    Re: BVD.

    The way we finally became a Brucellosis free country was when the gov. specified a number of B/free cattle markets, making it difficult for the waverers to get top price for their cattle, hitting the...
  8. Thread: BVD.

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    BVD.

    Whats happening now adays on the BVD. front, are many parts of England BVD free, talking to a young vet the other day he said a lot of cows were dying of this disease, surely with new tests and the...
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    Re: Buying first heifers

    The best advice l can give is make sure of their health status,make sure especially they are BVD. free.
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    Re: running polypipe under pasture

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    I have put plastic pipe underground in lengths up to 400 m for years, first time,300m , took all tines except one off big hyd. drag, one person drove on, l laid on the back with coils of pipe,...
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    Re: Retained cleansings

    Are you BVD. free.?
  12. Re: Does anyone bother about BVD status when buying in cattle?

    Sorry to see this terrible disease is still on the go, this disease wiped out our dairy herd fourteen years ago, sixty years of pedigree breeding down the drain just because some A*****LE five miles...
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    Electric Cable.

    3 phase armoured electric cable, never been underground, used it to fetch 3ph from corn drier through other buildings, be about 100 metres, writing on it says, 600-1000 v BS5467, TF KABLE, ...
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    Re: EU seeks ban on glyphosate

    I don't know wether l am talking about the same type of chemical, but l was laid on the floor for three months and couldn't get up stairs for a year after using Tiguvon on our dairy herd back in the...
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    Re: What do Farmers For Action really want?

    Quotas could have been a good thing back in '84 if it had been handled properly, but they made a complete 'bo**ocks of it then and would do the same again if they came back tomorrow, they made some...
  16. Thread: Scams.

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    Scams.

    Just like to warn of a scam that's bugged me for a few years, five years ago some one rang and asked if l would buy an advert in a crime prevention booklet for local schools for 25. they asked my...
  17. Thread: BVD Testing

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    Re: BVD Testing

    How do you know you didn't buy it in, unless you test and isolate, you don't have a clue until you get the results from the test, do yourself and them a favour and get them into the abattoir, as said...
  18. Thread: BVD Testing

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    Re: BVD Testing

    From what I've seen of the NFU and BVD in my case, they will be keeping their bl**dy heads down as usual.

    milkyway
  19. Thread: BVD Testing

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    Re: BVD Testing

    Don't like to go rattling on every time BVD pops its head again, but for anyone undecided, this is what happened to me in 2002 .
    We were a 200acre corn/dairy farm milking 140 ped. cows, a clean...
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    Internet suppliers.

    I have 2 business broadband lines which each cost me 30.00 month plus 21.00 month landline charges, one for the office plus one to take card payments from card machines, the strength of both lines...
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    Re: Four residencies limit on beef

    lf it stops the market cowboys dragging disease ridden cattle around the markets and farms, it will get my vote.
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    Re: Any Yorkshire Wolds Grain Growers Here?

    Hi Merrykerry, good on you,which section of the public are you going to educate and how? why only arable?
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    Re: home insurance for farmhouse.

    ln our case we had been insured with NFU MUTUAL for nearly 50 years, only major claim was for the theft of a van, five years before we lost our herd l borrowed an amount of money to help pay for a...
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    Re: home insurance for farmhouse.

    That's right, l proved without doubt that my herd was free from BVD. their vet, the top man in the world on BVD. congratulated us on our bio security and found the strays

    to be the only animals...
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    Re: home insurance for farmhouse.

    Keep your fingers crossed that who ever nicks your bike isn't also insured with the NFU- MUTUAL , when some 13 years ago, 8 disease ridden strays broke into our closed, disease free herd, infecting...
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