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    Question Looking to buy smooth slurry

    We are just putting the feelers out, looking to purchase nice clean slurry for 25/tonne, would anyone be interested in such an arrangement? Price somewhat negotiable.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    What price would people be willing to part with slurry for?

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    Nice clean slurry?
    Never heard slurry described as clean before!

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    Quote Originally Posted by RED BULL View Post
    Nice clean slurry?
    Never heard slurry described as clean before!
    Yes, a bit of an oxymoron isn't it. We are just wanting slurry with as little undigested material as possible, as wet as it can be.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    Can we ask what you plan to do with it?
    Don't itch for something if you're not prepared to scratch for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    Can we ask what you plan to do with it?
    At this stage we are evaluating whether or not it would be cost effective to process it, wouldn't like to give to much away at this stage.

    If there was sufficient quantity available from any one particular site, we could consider offering some infrastructure improvement money to suppliers.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    We would take FYM as well, someone must have some muck to get rid of.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    Yes but I imagine we are too far away from you.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    muck is magic stuff. We won't buy better out of a bag.
    Don't itch for something if you're not prepared to scratch for it.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    muck is magic stuff. We won't buy better out of a bag.
    Very true. Years ago you were looked down upon if you sold any muck. And in some tenancy agreements it was forbidden. And remember that a f@rt from a sheep is better than $?!t from a cow. Well that's what my Mother used to say anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Very true. Years ago you were looked down upon if you sold any muck. And in some tenancy agreements it was forbidden. And remember that a f@rt from a sheep is better than $?!t from a cow. Well that's what my Mother used to say anyway.
    Too true. Around here they say hat a sheep's fart is better than a turd from a horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    Too true. Around here they say hat a sheep's fart is better than a turd from a horse.
    Around here we don't use such vulgar expressions.

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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    I am located in Plymouth, but we are looking at sites all across the country, so locality wouldn't necessarily be an issue. What I am after is an indication of value, what price would people be willing to part with muck for? my reckoning is that if you were paying for the nutrient value only you'd be at less than a tenner per tonne, so I thought 25 was fairly generous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLarn View Post
    I am located in Plymouth, but we are looking at sites all across the country, so locality wouldn't necessarily be an issue. What I am after is an indication of value, what price would people be willing to part with muck for? my reckoning is that if you were paying for the nutrient value only you'd be at less than a tenner per tonne, so I thought 25 was fairly generous.
    Sorry but you need to get up to speed on this subject. FYM is not all about nutrients. It is also about improving the structure of the soil, encouraging worms, aiding crops in a dry time. etc. etc. I used to be contracting and before burning straw was banned I used to do the arable work on a couple of crop-only farms. It was a case of get the crop off. burn everything, and then plough & sow again. All nutrients came out of a bag and before very long the soil had no life in it at all.

    But I also did arable work on livestock farms with fields that saw the muck cart on a regular basis and their soil was always a living entity. It wortked better, cropped better, withstood a dry time better. It was how we were meant to farm and I saw it at first hand. Show me a man who looks after his soil structure, his PH and his drainage and I'll show you a good farmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Sorry but you need to get up to speed on this subject. FYM is not all about nutrients. It is also about improving the structure of the soil, encouraging worms, aiding crops in a dry time. etc. etc. I used to be contracting and before burning straw was banned I used to do the arable work on a couple of crop-only farms. It was a case of get the crop off. burn everything, and then plough & sow again. All nutrients came out of a bag and before very long the soil had no life in it at all.

    But I also did arable work on livestock farms with fields that saw the muck cart on a regular basis and their soil was always a living entity. It wortked better, cropped better, withstood a dry time better. It was how we were meant to farm and I saw it at first hand. Show me a man who looks after his soil structure, his PH and his drainage and I'll show you a good farmer.

    Live as if you would die tomorrow, farm as if you would farm forever.
    I am in total agreement, soil structure is just as important as the nutrient balance of soils. I was simply stating that if you were applying the current price of N/P/K to your slurry/muck, it would be worth less than half what I was offering. As such, I still don't think my offer is a bad one.

    It doesn't look like I am getting very far here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLarn View Post
    I am in total agreement, soil structure is just as important as the nutrient balance of soils. I was simply stating that if you were applying the current price of N/P/K to your slurry/muck, it would be worth less than half what I was offering. As such, I still don't think my offer is a bad one.

    It doesn't look like I am getting very far here.
    Some of the "old boys" used to say that swedes are 90% water but, boy oh boy, what water!
    NP&K might be far cheaper per unit to spread out of a bag but those little granules do nothing for soil structure or to feed the worms. You'd be better off looking for large pig units on small parcels of land who sometimes find difficulty in disposing of the waste they create.
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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    up arrow2.png What he said. Plus broiler farms.

    Q. What is the best manure of all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    Some of the "old boys" used to say that swedes are 90% water but, boy oh boy, what water!
    NP&K might be far cheaper per unit to spread out of a bag but those little granules do nothing for soil structure or to feed the worms. You'd be better off looking for large pig units on small parcels of land who sometimes find difficulty in disposing of the waste they create.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    up arrow2.png What he said. Plus broiler farms.

    Q. What is the best manure of all ?

    All of this is true, and we could take any slurry or manure from pigs and poultry, I never said it had to be cattle slurry. Still, no takers coming forward though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    Too true. Around here they say hat a sheep's fart is better than a turd from a horse.
    I do think this forum ought to enjoy a reputation for technical accuracy.
    I thought a turd was somewhat cylindrical in shape, whereas from my memory the horse product is more of a circular ball.
    I hope that does not come over as horseshit!
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    No one going to answer my question ?

    What is the best manure of all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    No one going to answer my question ?

    What is the best manure of all ?
    The manure that falls from the Arse of the animal, cleans it self up daily to the muck heap then when the time is right spreads it self evenly accros the land with absolutely no help from me at all,, and I may hasten to add does not under any circumstances attach itself to the follwing,

    my tractor
    my trousers
    my hands
    ,y shirt
    my coat
    my hair
    my new sofa
    or my new carpets,,,,,,,,
    Big Vern..... Stay low Move faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    I do think this forum ought to enjoy a reputation for technical accuracy.
    I thought a turd was somewhat cylindrical in shape, whereas from my memory the horse product is more of a circular ball.
    I hope that does not come over as horseshit!
    Jack Caley

    To be quite honest, I used the word Turd as I didn't want to upset anyone with the word Sh!t. There, gone and done it now
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    Re: Looking to buy smooth slurry

    What is wrong with the word poo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    What is wrong with the word poo?
    Wes should all ask ourselves ''how would Father Jack have referred to whatever delicate topic is under discussion'' and take our lead from him on how to deal with what after all is an ecumenical matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Vern View Post
    The manure that falls from the Arse of the animal, cleans it self up daily to the muck heap then when the time is right spreads it self evenly accros the land with absolutely no help from me at all,, and I may hasten to add does not under any circumstances attach itself to the follwing,

    my tractor
    my trousers
    my hands
    ,y shirt
    my coat
    my hair
    my new sofa
    or my new carpets,,,,,,,,
    For this stuff I will give you 3 of my golden eggs per tonne.

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