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  1. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    Wish there was a like button !
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    Re: Spring, spring, the glorious spring.

    late 70's was it?
    remember we were taking a cut of silage and we had sheered a bolt on something. We were gathered about the machine working on it and thinking how B cold it was turned round and saw...
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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    Just remember in Norfolk ladybirds are called Barnybush beetles
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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    They hibernate in any cool spot especially under tree bark, then on any warm day they pop out for a feed if they can. They go back in the evening
  5. Re: One Australian farmers nightmare is anothers good fortune....

    Where would we be without Google ;)
  6. Re: One Australian farmers nightmare is anothers good fortune....

    Do you mean "The Drowner" by Robert Drewe about a man who travels to Australia etc.;)
  7. Re: One Australian farmers nightmare is anothers good fortune....

    The practice of flood irrigation was widespread on water meadows in the UK. it had several purposes apart from the obvious. It could, done rightly actually warm the soil, but it was also used to...
  8. Re: One Australian farmers nightmare is anothers good fortune....

    Not meaning to demean any Irishman, I was unaware he was actually born in Ireland , but he would of course have been British then
  9. Re: One Australian farmers nightmare is anothers good fortune....

    The pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie was built by a British engineer. There are was great scepticism that they could actually pump water that far and after the line was completed and pumping...
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    Re: Anybody want a few cheap N. Ireland calves?

    I too am very concerned about global corporations particularly US ones. There can be no question the EU has done a huge amount to rein them in, but far more could be done.
    I believe UK plc on its...
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    Re: Anybody want a few cheap N. Ireland calves?

    I would make everyone sit down and watch this right through. I hope the link works
    https://www.facebook.com/Reasons2Remain/videos/840326499650169/
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    Re: Can I leave an open ditch in field

    I think you mean drain covers rather than open ditches, yes I would not like to leave them open. you may even find animals getting in and blocking the drain. This aside from any liability issues...
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    Re: Can I leave an open ditch in field

    What is your issue?
    you have uncovered some old drains, you must not obstruct them as your neighbour has a right of drainage across lower land.
    I expect that it was all part of a larger estate, and...
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    Re: Creaking Super Hampton Boots

    I was always told they squeak until you have paid the cobbler :)
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    Aga were running perfectly well as were tractors before the Russian high sulphur oil appeared in this country in the late 60's. There was a terrific furore then as to what this high sulphur diesel...
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    I seem to remember we did have issues once with something that sounds similar . it is though near 30 years ago, I am certain they replaced the box on the side
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    I don't think there is any bio fuel in home heating oil.
    The suppliers cannot source sufficient for their commitment to road fuels.
    When we were running an Aga it frequently had issues unless we...
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    for a start is it AGA or Rayburn , they have completely different system.
    when was it last serviced?
    if as I suspect a jet fire then I would strongly suspect it needs a service urgently
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    Re: Stray ****** sheep now!?

    sadly , if you go on face book there are lots of people on their thinking it is not their responsibility to maintain the fences. have this idea that as the neighbour has one he should maintain it....
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    to be fair Jack as I posted on another site recently, my son who, 60 years ago would have been expected to go and pick sprouts on a winters day, is today working for a large multi national in a cosy...
  21. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    Journalists sadly just reel off the latest garbage press release issued by any group who wants to make a name for itself.
    There is far more methane produced by rice production! So they had better do...
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    Agriculture here is going to undergo a great reset. We have known for a very long time that our benefits system disinclines the unwashed from taking low paid manual work across many sectors ,...
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    There is a huge amount going on here especially in the veg industry. this is just developments on from the earliest computer guidance coming in 30 years ago. newer robots are able to see weeds and...
  24. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    The UK average consumer has been to the USA, eaten its beef and will find nothing wrong if it comes to the UK. The same will apply to lamb, pork and chicken. The average consumer does not give a fig...
  25. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    if the government chooses, and I expect they will, free access to beef from the America's North and South. The future for UK Beef production looks absolutely dire
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