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    Pan mixers - which one?

    Hi guys. Finally decided to (MAYBE) take the plunge and buy a new pan mixer, after looking at used ones for years at the machinery sales - OMG why don't people hose down after a job??!:p Lots to do,...
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    Re: Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme

    Was just cruisung through to see what peoples' thoughts were on this - seeing as how I just got ANOTHER card this week through the post practically begging farmers to join. I agree - what tube-head...
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    Re: Pre Calver nuts for Beef cows

    Mine started on oat straw with grass in it due to haylage yield being about 20% off the last year's, went to haylage at the start of the year. I have a few thinnish first calvers (Oct - Nov), maybe 1...
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    Re: Grainstore lights

    Any update on the LED floodlights? We need to put some more light in the shed but I am wary of buying LED, granted they have some a long way. I would be needing each one to reasonably light a 20' x...
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    Re: Limping calf

    Thanks, I was - saw the wee man running about with the other calves yesterday so things are getting better, must have been a strain/sprain.
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    Re: RAF

    That explains the low rumble we hear in the middle of the night recently - something big going out west, and not the train. No activity during the day just now tho.

    Must be a welcome sight for...
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    Re: Limping calf

    Thanks all, he is putting a bit of weight on it a bit once in a while. I had thought about Metacam but the vet had once said that because it takes the pain away for a day or two, they sometimes start...
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    Limping calf

    I have a calf about 6 weeks old, was normal, running around with other calves, drinking well, etc. Turned up limping on back right about a week ago.

    Checked him over well, nothing at all wrong in...
  9. Re: Weather: Saturdays Look Ahead - Signs of winter

    Thanks as always Simon.
  10. Re: Next question which breed tup for gimmer lambs

    I use Beltex on Shetland ewes with no problems, but not such good luck with Beltex on BeltexXShetland ewes, in spite of them being larger, I think the pelivis is smaller than the pure Shetland. So I...
  11. Thread: Big lambs

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    Re: Big lambs

    Thanks, you're right I remember not having a lot of snow in the winter. Think I'll give it a go once more and see if it's going to look like an ongoing problem. Strange thing is the Shetlands bred to...
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    Big lambs

    Does anybody have a theory abut this? I have some Beltex x Shetland, bred to a Beltex tup. Last year no problem with the lambs (mostly singles), think I had to help one. This year, same tup, same...
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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Thanks Barney. They ship from Belgium, hoping to find something UK, but that's no guarantee of faster shipping I suppose:rolleyes:
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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Does anyone know where in the UK that you can buy a LARGE anti-sucking ring? I have been all over the internet and can only find calf-sized ones. Prefer a plastic one that can be removed rather than...
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    Re: cross border collie

    I also don't have a lot of sheep, and have 2 rescue dogs - an elderly collie/lab cross and a 4? year old jack russel/lab cross. The wee one is great at moving the sheep, I have only had her at it...
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    Re: Drooling Cow again/

    Possible allergy to bee sting?
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    Re: Post stuck in socket

    Going to try that tomorrow with some duct tape and coke.:) PITA
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    Re: BIRD PROBLEMS

    I got rid of some pigeons this way, went up after they had roosted, caused a ruckus and sent them fling out into the dark.
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    Re: Possible Botullism risk?

    Haylage last year was more slugs than grass it looked like at baling. No sign of their remains when feeding and no ill effects to cattle.
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    Re: Post stuck in socket

    Hadn't thought of that one, might give it a try.
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    Re: Post stuck in socket

    Sigh . . . was afraid of that. Thanks :)
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    Post stuck in socket

    Looking for some suggestions - Decided to pull a galvi post out of its socket to make it easier to muck out, rather than dodge around it.

    The b4st4rd is well and truely stuck - rusted in with...
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    Re: Keeping ducks?

    Electric netting, the product from Hell. Don't forget about snow shorting it, gales blowing sections over in spite of however you have secured it. It just takes one little mishap and your ducks are...
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    Re: Big day for little Owl

    Lovely! What design of box did you use and is it in a conventional box profile shed?
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    Re: Breeding yearling heifers

    Yes, I think there was a deformity, but it put me right off breeding young. I reckon 400kg would be about September for May birth and rebreed July?

    Joules - no worries there, they both make a...
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