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  1. Thread: Balance needed

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    Re: Balance needed

    Loved the comment about appointing an independent assessor,"the Guardian perhaps?"Independent maybe,unbiased,probably not.
  2. Thread: Ouch

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    Re: Ouch

    He'll no turn the other cheek again...
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    Re: Share that land.....

    Love the "right to enjoy" bit.Footpaths were merely access to and from places of work or worship and for business/trade purposes.They were never intended for a nice walk in the country.
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    Re: Valmet light fittings

    Thanks for replies.Will try them out.
  5. Thread: sfp december

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    Re: sfp december

    14% or 15% back on the year.
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    Valmet light fittings

    Have a Valmet 665 in need of new front and rear sidelight units.Best place to look ?
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    Re: Danger of Farm practice survey

    You might get bolloxed if you don't answer it....
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    Re: Fat cattle live weight

    Wouldn't mind betting the reason for that poor targeting is people going on weight rather than condition.
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    Re: Scottish wildcats

    Be careful,there are wildcats and Wildcats.One is pragmatic,the other is not.
    Unbelievable.Three words in that quote strike fear and loathing into the very depths of my soul.Action,plan and...
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    Re: Scottish wildcats

    Short sighted waste of time,money and effort unless the local domestic cat population is erased.Not sure Red Squirrels as well as the resident bird population will be too chuffed.
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    Re: Farm subsidies if EU pullout

    Exactly.Also can we afford to mess with our food supplies by having an unsubsidised agriculture in a world with increasingly unpredictable climates and rapidly rising populations?I really don't like...
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    Re: Farm subsidies if EU pullout

    As much as I would love to do away with subs and all the crap that goes with them,I believe agricultural products are too volatile price wise to enable businesses to run without a backbone of...
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    Re: tractor registration HELP

    Our 1981 JCB 520/2 telehandler had no documents or plates when we bought it 20 years ago.3 years ago rented a neighbouring farm so needed to take it on the road,contacted JCB who gave us year and...
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    Re: Trespass. How do you deal?

    Removal of fallen timber without permission,is classed as theft in Scotland unless I'm very much mistaken.However,unless damaging a crop you would not be tresspassing going to look at it,even with a...
  15. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Can see what you mean.The industry would be far better off with good old fashioned landowners who understood farming and its needs and who were able to let farms long term without prejudicing their...
  16. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Ok,say I live and work on the family farm,inherit the place,should I be forced off because it just happens to have a big house?Do you sell the whole farm,look for one with a small house,sell the...
  17. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    If you have a large income ,fair do's,you'll pay more tax.Just because you have a large house,it does not follow you have a large income.If we take farming as an example,many farms have big houses as...
  18. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Fine,take my assets,then pay me back over a few years whilst I sit on my backside and do nothing.I'll need a house ,car,TV, a bit of spending money,pension top up,the wife will need some dosh...
  19. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    How much of your SFP and other subs go directly into your car,holiday, beer and fag fund?Most of mine gets spent on "not me" things like animal feed ,bedding,machinery maintenance,the usual farm...
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    Re: Farm Assurance, what's the point?

    I would go along with FA if it was the only standard across the industry,but it isn't.ABP sent us a great wadge of paperwork to fill in in order to sell direct to them.Here's the second "double "...
  21. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Are you meaning an annual Land Tax or a Land Tax on Transfer?The new Scottish only Land and Buildings Transfer Tax is what it says and instead of Stamp duty and naturally is going to be levied at a...
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    Re: Farm Assurance, what's the point?

    Think there are enough fingers in pies ,metaphorically I hope,as it is without FA schemes.I also don't understand why ,in Scotland anyway,one needs to be in a slaughter scheme when the same knacker...
  23. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Rates then under a different name?Imagine the jobs created to assess land values for this.No doubt farm buildings will become rated too.Might renew interest in outwintering cattle again.What a bunch...
  24. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Posted this here (or on TFF,can't remember),before the referendum.There will also be a Landfill Tax grab too.The LBTT will be more than Stamp Duty was,with a higher threshold I believe,or that was...
  25. Thread: Unblocking pipe

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    Re: Unblocking pipe

    Are you sure it is a stone in the pipe and not the pipe being crushed by the concrete surround it failing because of the tank settling on it?If it was a flint,then presumably some gas would still get...
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