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    Re: Dorset sheep

    'Neighbour' down the valley lambs his hogs in April then gradually brings them earlier each year so by 6t or full mouth they're lambing in November. He is on good ground though - I think that makes a...
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    Re: Barley to singles

    Why are they losing condition? Silage not as good or grass getting short?
    Have you checked for fluke?
    Better to feed whole barley than rolled as it takes longer to digest and less chance of...
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    Re: Floor surface for new lambing shed

    Haven't tried it yet myself, though intend to, but I was told chalk is next best thing to concrete. Location will dictate price and availability I guess.
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    Re: river crossing

    4m wide op said - that's a lot of concrete pipes!
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    Re: Electric quads?

    http://www.ecochargerquads.com/
    Like the idea of these and seen them at various shows, but haven't seen any on farm and not keen to be guinea pig.
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    Re: Post Knocker

    Yes. A cup that sits over the top of the post. Hired one once but don't know much else about them except that a local fencing contractor uses 1 all the time.
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    Re: Post Knocker

    A converted pecker type on a mini digger would probably be cheapest option. Works pretty well and versatile too.
  8. Thread: Lynx

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    Re: Lynx

    Hunting with dogs is cruel and barbaric, but let's reintroduce the lynx, they'll control the deer for us!
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    Re: New Basic Payments service and RPA

    As said they made a big enough hash of the sps when it was introduced - they finally got mine right and paid promptly this year.

    The fact we are guinea pigs for the new government portal at the...
  10. Re: Is there an alternative to Honda when it comes to quads?

    Makes sense NF. But the arctic cat will have had to come a long way from the old polaris diesel to tempt me.

    Surely electric would make sense as far as long term development is concerned? ...
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    Where's the 'like' button. :-)
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    Re: Cattle barriers etc

    If using steel wire, running it through some alkathene pipe makes it somewhat kinder.
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    Re: Companies that Freeze Sheep Semen?

    South West Sheep Breeding Services. Affiliated to Torch Farm and equine vets
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    Re: How many cows? How big a shed?

    What size bales??
    I take it you're not paying 80-100 /ton for straw?!
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    Think you'll find the next 420 a fair bit dearer, unless my dealer has lost his pencil sharpener.


    As I said at the beginning, Hondas haven't hurt me and I wouldn't knock them, but I liked the...
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    Alloys are standard on a dps model. (500 anyway)
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    You can have PS on the can am 500 without going to full road legal version. You can't get PS on the Honda manual 500 currently I was told. There should be a bit to play with on those Can am prices...
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    You do surprise me on price. I presume you're comparing the Honda manual to the Can am? Prices I was given put the Honda manual (with no ps) around 500 dearer than the Can am (with ps). Honda auto...
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    Didn't try the 450, but I'm surprised it's noisy. The 500 V twin purrs beautifully. Agree there is a wine with the transmission. My neighbour says he can hear me from afar! But the Honda was...
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    Personally just switched to Can Am Outlander L after being a long term Honda owner. Did so after much deliberation as not had any issues with Honda and dealer is good.
    Can am was significantly...
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    Re: Making gates sheep/lamb proof

    Not cheap but tying weld mesh (I've used 6"3" mesh) on works well enough - better than netting.
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    Re: Installing a Devon bank hedge

    Agree to a point Dry Rot, and I learned from the old folks. But most of them will admit a swing shovel makes a better job than when we used to do it by hand.
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    Re: Installing a Devon bank hedge

    Rather than stacking it, I'd try and clear as I went - with a decent sized machine with good reach should be able to put the turfs from next few metres on the previous section. Double handling the...
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    Re: Installing a Devon bank hedge

    That's what I would call stone ditching. Stones set on their edge, the first layer set into the ground a little so they can't slide out, then backfill with soil before setting next layer. Some people...
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    Re: Rumenco feed blocks or buckets

    Are the blocks and buckets the same formulation though? Are the blocks not formulated to achieve higher intakes? If higher intakes are wanted then fine but it won't be any cheaper, if not, the...
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