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    Re: FARMING WITHOUT SUBSIDIES

    I agree. What you post is important and few farmers recognise the real effects of subsidy. Of course there's another factor. Is is really equitable that my hard working son who is a landscape...
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    Re: Some more good presentations:

    Soil+ Cover Cropping International
    In 2012 I realised how little I knew about soil. Farming for 25 years, and writing & publishing Practical Farm Ideas since 1992, and my knowledge was little more...
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    Re: Bare minimum cow tracks.

    Scrape off the surface; lay plastic membrane; cover with road scalpings or if unavailable similar material. Fence so they can walk at least 2 and preferably three abreast.
    Send me pics!! To ...
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    Re: Workshop "Tricks of the Trade" thread

    Tight wheel nuts. If you haven't come across these Torque Multiplier wrenches which I have featured in the current issue of Prac farm Ideas , they are worth investigating. Like all the tools etc...
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    Re: **STOLEN** Two large milk pumps

    I saw the email - unbelievable crime. They would only suit a farmer with a big parlour. Are farmers really that hard up?
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    Win this Inverter Welder

    I've persuaded SIP welders to contribute a prize for a competition and they came up with a 190 amp Inverter Welder. It's a valuable prize and worth taking a look at here Simple rules and you can...
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    Re: First Milk & Kate Allen

    Am putting together some thoughts on First Milk, and others and have space for the views of others. Please PM me or email mike@farmideas.co.uk Cheers
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    Re: Abandoning TMR for dairy cows

    Did you see the way a contributor to PFI was getting a herd av of 5,700l on grass alone, and his best cows are doing 7,000+ ? he gets them to eat up to 22kg grass DM instead of the more usual 16....
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    Re: Abandoning TMR for dairy cows

    Recently I visited a 350 cow herd milked 3x and averaging 9,400l/cow and the write-up is in the current issue of PFI. With 3x he said there was no point in grazing as there is too much walking and...
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    Re: steering linkage for a seed drill

    Spot on in my view FF - if you want the roll to accurately follow. It also means you don't have a longer than normal drawbar to play about with. Would each arm need to have the same strength as a...
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    Re: Milk without tmr

    Prac Farm Ideas did a feature on the system in Issue 23-3, pgs 28-9 http://bit.ly/1bNA7vv Very progressive, practical farming with grass management which really delivers the goods, both as grazed...
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    Re: Unblocking pipe

    Should you also think about what happens when the flint is pushed back? Will it drop throu the slurry or go back into the pipe? Shoving some kind of guard down behind? I like the ball bearing idea,...
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    Re: Establishing white clover in existing sward

    We have featured a number of ways to sow clover.

    The easiest way to find anything in any issue of Practical Farm Ideas is to go to any page www.farmideas.co.uk and use the search this site box...
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    Re: Post Driver recomendations

    Funnily enough have two 'Mde it Myself' post drivers in the upcoming Practical Farm Ideas. One is interesting as the farmer had an old machine that went directly on the 3-pt and he mounted it on an...
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    Re: Ways of getting rid of rust.

    Triumph or Supermarine?
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    Re: Planting a hedge to cut and lay

    Have you seen the tractor mounted rabbit netting laying machine built by a farmer and featured in PFI? 1000m/hr with the netting buried and folded over.
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    Re: Planting a hedge to cut and lay

    What a wonderful sight. Does anyone put a decent blackberry briar in their hedges? I did it for years - heeling in a cutting from a briar which had really good berries. Always had a decent pie.
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    Re: Land, old farmers v young farmers

    You need to think carefully about being eligible for Agricultural Property Relief (from Inheritance Tax) as the consequences for the estate could be dire if you have to pay IH. Have been writing...
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    Re: Rabbit control

    Laying netting - here's a home built machine designed to do the job. Built to replace mini-digger which did 1000m a day - this does he same in an hour. As always, good detail and plenty of pics. ...
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    Re: pto parts prices

    If anyone has some comparative prices I'd be interested in hearing from them www.farmideas.co.uk
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    Re: sealey battery charger

    I've heard good things about Sealey and suggest you put the problem to them. They may well have an answer and I'm pretty certain will not fob you off.
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    Re: Dairy Crest closes in Whitland Plant

    Whitland has taken a battering. The huge town centre site that had one of the largest dairies in Europe has been emplty for 20 years, 8 or so with a slowly rotting factory; then the plant was removed...
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    Re: rear counterweight ideas

    Yes we did one of these, and another made from a slab of steel which came out of a quarry - used for crushing rock. Then there was another made from a solid billet of steel about 12 inches square...
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    Re: firewood processor

    http://bit.ly/10Xy0JZ Hakki Processor mounted on back of 7t DAF. Easy to travel up to 50 miles. Logs and splits 2 ton logs / hr
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    Re: Minor herd expansion with Robot

    Interesting to read this, PMO. Any chance of more info for me? mike@farmideas.co.uk
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