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    Re: Is this forum dying?

    Pity I can't like that post Phil;)
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    Re: Amazone fert spreader

    Set with the flat of plate.
    told this by bloke who calibrates spreader (testing guy) after we did it wrong
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    Re: Marts asking for EiD Slaughter Tags

    it doesn't come into legislation until next year, but maybe your mart is trying to jump the gun.
    I know my local one isn't insisting on it but are pleased that eid is going to be statutory as it...
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    Re: Too early to spray docks?

    I would forget mixing it with doxstar and just mix it with Gala (or equivalent with grass on label)

    I understand what you are saying about SU's, but if Docks are really bad then I tend to go with...
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    Re: What is direct drilling?

    Bang on!
    its pushed by companies and organisations who constantly seem claim that they are reinventing the wheel when it comes to farming (see second post on this thread) when actually it has phased...
  6. Thread: fostering a calf

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    Re: fostering a calf

    I agree, I tend not to bother skinning. Patience and familiarity normally work well enough.
    last one I had that didn't adopt was due to the cow not having enough milk. It started off ok, then she...
  7. Thread: chainsaws

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    Re: chainsaws

    Husky 372xp
    fast blade, lightweight. Seems to be saw of choice for many of the tree surgeons around here.
  8. Thread: fostering a calf

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    Re: fostering a calf

    When I do it I keep them apart but try to have it so that they can see each other at all times (easier said than done obv) if you can't, don't worry.
    I then put the calf with her twice per day,...
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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    It was our six month test, so think that means back to 12 months?
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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Going clear!
    after a nightmare 18 months, we passed yesterday to return to 12 month testing.
  11. Re: Anyone diversified into a Livery yard ? Any regrets as I hate it!

    The problem with horsey people is getting them to pay. They talk the talk, but generally don't have any money.
    How do you go about collecting money?
    Cheque, cash, standing order?
    you have to be...
  12. Thread: Rotavirus

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    Re: Rotavirus

    Keeping the calves in individual hutches and keeping the hutches clean is the reason you have not lost many.
    often, when in yards, the first calves get mild cases of disease, scour the bugs onto the...
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    Re: Riddle me this - your T0..

    I only managed to get an autumn spray on half my corn so will probably go Atlantis + cleaver spray if necessary + some form of epoxi at T0 (probably 1/2 litre) then do my growth reg at t1.
    might be...
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    Re: Ochitis in stock bull

    I'm not sure i could get him through the door of the local casualty!
    i know what you are getting at and last time I had to cough I was perfectly alright!
  15. Thread: SPRAYING CHARGES

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    Re: SPRAYING CHARGES

    no, it's the same logic as its cheaper to be a passenger on a 300 person charter flight than it is to take your Cessna.
    They are doing your contracting to spread their cost over your acreage,...
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    Re: New Tier 4B New Holland T7 Tractors

    What do you mean?
    5 furrows seems excessive, surely 4 would be better. Then maybe a challenger on a 3m lely combi and use rtk for the whole ten acres! No?
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    Ochitis in stock bull

    Hi
    Had the vet out to my 4 year old stock bull this morning after his testes swelled up like footballs on Sunday (vet came out Sunday, no temp so gave him anti inflammatory and shot of antibiotic)...
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    Re: New Bull or Used Bull?

    If you lost the bull after he had a good innings then I would probably buy a good young one, however, if he was young then you have to work out whether buying a young bull is worth it or whether...
  19. Thread: ewe feed

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    Re: ewe feed

    Oats, minerals, molasses.
    if you want to push the boat out a bit closer to lambing, chuck a bit of soya in.

    fodder beet looks good value this year too, although that will wait until post lambing.
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    Re: Colostrum and lambs.

    We get colostrum from local dairy farm and freeze it. We have done this for years and never had any trouble with it. Use freezer bags and a cup off the top of a thermos to dispense. Will save you a...
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    Re: Are sheep worth it?

    Christ almighty!
    i'm pretty sure that valtraman knows his land better than the guys on here who are trying to tell him how to farm!
    How do you know he is not keeping his grass acreage tight?
    We...
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    Re: DIY Home brew Concrete

    Reading this with interest.

    i was wondering if you could dig a small trench down both sides of the road a fill them with concrete. This would then harden and form two kerbs. You could then fill...
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    Sticky: Re: Silage, Straw and Hay prices

    Got a few hundred six string Heston silage bales (5ft long).
    Good quality stuff, soft silage rather than drier haylage.
    Whats it worth and is there demand for it at the moment?
    cheers
  24. Thread: Rotavirus

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    Re: Rotavirus

    Vaccinating the cows with either (preferably) Rotavac corona or trivacton 6 is the only effective way to prevent losses associated with rotavirus amongst calves.
    We lost about 15 a few years ago,...
  25. Thread: Seed prices

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    Re: Seed prices

    seems a bit expensive. Not had leeds myself, could be c1 seed.
    think Leeds sold out quite early didn't it?
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