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  1. Re: Bereavement Leave Entitlement in England (for Farm Assistant/Worker)

    Your Dad's employer is just a bastard as far as I can see.
    I do believe that in the Agric Wages Regs there is provision for bereavement leave.
    Notwithstanding this common decency would dictate an...
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    Re: Glysophate scare

    The interesting, and in some ways sinister as well as highlighting how ignorant and narrow focused a jury is, is the fact that the jury reached their decision not on the scientific evidence but on...
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    Tractor Error Codes

    Does anyone have the descriptions for error codes which appear on SDF tractors. I have a 5100G Deutz which occasionally displays the error T17 but have no idea what this refers to. Anyone pass on...
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    Unfortunately Jack the Holstein influence has completely buggered that cross. I have some but after the cows start milking it is almost impossible to keep flesh on them plus they are almost double...
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    Oh and I forgot to add, I'll get this in before those two big guys in the white coats break the door down.


    don't go in the huff for several weeks when you forget their birthday
    don't take you...
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    The best suckler cow must have the following


    docile (they come when you call and never breakout/kick/chase you)
    milk like a train
    have a calf each year preferably two
    calve themselves
    ...
  7. Thread: Doddie Weir

    by LALANS
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    Re: Doddie Weir

    A superb individual of whom I am very proud and privileged to regard as a friend.
    After you have been with Doddie you always come away feeling a damn sight better than you were before.
    Doddie's...
  8. Frack Me ! Scottish Government Bans Fracking

    Fracking Hell in their infinite wisdom the luddites at Holyrood have decided to ban fracking for shale gas.
    This despite there being any hard scientific evidence that it is harmful, completely...
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    Re: Brexit, yes or no?

    Too risky Zaza, the Great British public is too fickle and too thick to understand and evaluate any argument whether pro or con.
    Anyone who has ever tried to buy stock from an Irishman will...
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    Re: Brexit, yes or no?

    The only issue at stake here in terms of reaching an agreement is money. Without the UK's contribution the EU budget will have a black hole of 15 billion euros. In addition the extra 15 billion euro...
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    Re: Organic v science

    Organic Farming is pure bunkum.
    My fore fathers were 'organic' in the early part of the 20th century. When modern technology became available they rushed to embrace it . Clearly the 'organic' way...
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    Re: Southern Deer Services

    There's a particular very common but strangely marked black deer with white flashes which is causing a bit of a problem especially in southern England and Wales. Numbers have boomed. Are you able to...
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    Re: Farmers Subsidy Junkees?

    I think there is an African sayings which goes something like this,
    'a man with full stomach has many problems but a man with an empty stomach has only one'

    The problem with the current system...
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    SWATHE CONDITIONERS

    SWATHE CONDITIONERS


    How effective are these machines at reducing the mc in a silage swathe?
    The old wufflers upon which these are based were frankly useless.
    Have they improved and is it wort...
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    Re: Chlorinated Chicken

    A complete Red Herring on this one.
    I'd refer you to the following research paper by Dixon and Pooley 2009
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022172400039000
    It is pertinent that washing chicken carcasses...
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    YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

    Bit of piss take to brighten the day!

    https://youtu.be/RyTFYBTVam8

    The woman is an idiot and that's being cruel to idiots.
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    Re: Buying land to protect view/privacy

    Interesting proposal.
    I would avoid talking figures initially.
    First of all you have to establish the realistic OMV of the land taking account of the potential 'hope value' and the enhancement of...
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    Re: Neighbours soak away problems

    Zaza
    I am only referring to 'foul' water. Accept if its normal surface run off then its your problem.
    I suspect the sewage system for this property is shot. Very common and I have had numerous...
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    Re: Neighbours soak away problems

    Interesting.
    If it were normal drainage water then the downside proprietor has to accept it but from your description I would bet that there is a problem with your neighbours septic tank and/or...
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    Re: General Election, and Brexit.

    Jack
    Years ago a wiser man than me stated that 'there is nothing more sincere than the words of a politician and the kiss of a prostitute'.
    Everyone tells fibs just some tell bigger fibs than...
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    Deutz Error Codes

    Can any of you help.
    I get an intermittent error code displayed on the dash of my Deutz 5100C. Error code is T20 which then displays as HOME. No reason for this and cannot fathom it out.
    What is...
  22. Thread: Brexit reality

    by LALANS
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    Re: Brexit reality

    Brexit and trade deals, bit of a red herring chaps as you don't need them to do business. The only folk who love then are politicians and civil servants.
    FYI even within the EU support to...
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    Re: Weighing new born calves

    I thought he only wanted the birth weight?
  24. Re: Please help me answer the following for my farming degree!

    All my farming life the biggest challenge has been the weather. If its with you all else falls by the wayside.
    The most important thing is to worry about the things you can change and forget about...
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    Re: Weighing new born calves

    Set bathroom scales, pick up calf stand on scales then deduct your weight simples.
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