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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Johnes carriers usually have watery muck that bubbles if that helps......
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Ok here goes...... I had exactly the same & one day moving the cows round the yard she spewed something out of her back end. Thought it was string or something however it turned out to be a worm...
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    Re: In line bale wrappers

    No longer running a baler or wrapper but when I did I ran a Mc Hale 550 with inline HS2000. Worked ok but as I only did my own & local work I found it faster to run them as separates. Probably due to...
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    Re: Over seeding after first cut

    Tried both direct drilling on silage/grazing ground & oversowing grazing but not had brilliant success with either. Happy to now plough & sow rather than mess around with any other method. I'm sure...
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    Re: Brexit reality

    Have asked my question elsewhere but never had any answer so as it's Brexit related I'll ask on here....

    How do members of a EU dairy co-op stand if the UK leaves the EU? Obviously I mean Arla &...
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    This industry shoots itself in the foot every time it tries to promote itself. Milk Marque & it's standard litre was the best example. Now it's Red Tractor! FFA want to promote it...... WHY?.......
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    Re: Kubota takes over Great plains

    I run a Kubota, love it. Only tractor on my farm & averaged 100hrs/month for 18 months now. The only complaints I have are the latch on the pick up hitch sometimes locked when new & the back window...
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    Re: Kubota - anyone got one?

    Running a 8560 right now. Had it 18months & it's just short of 1800 hrs. Never missed a beat. Turns on my small yard so well you'd think it was 2wd!

    Use it for every job on the farm, bar loader...
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    Re: The downside of sand bedding

    Used sand for years now. Best move I ever made!!

    CC currently between 60-100. Tried straw in one shed few years back out of curiosity & left others on sand.... How many of you can guess correctly...
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    Re: Wholecrop Silage

    That is great if you're not HLS low input cereal followed by overwintered stubble!!

    Personally I just usually round up with whatever is cheapest, sow triticale & shut the gate on it. Still getting...
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    Re: j silk agri grassland subsoiler

    There was a contractor advertising in the "Farmer" paper for my area. Think his name is Andrew Dutton? Understand he does grassland subsoiling & you can hardly tell he's been.... Not used him myself...
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    Re: I don't like it..... It's too damn quiet

    The buttons are being pushed. Now it's up to all here to start new & interesting topics that will produce good mannered debate which may hopefully help all those on here to survive through the worst...
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    Re: I don't like it..... It's too damn quiet

    I don't come on here much these days. Too busy keeping my finger on the bank balance & my eye on the bank manager, as still with FM! But I do think it's as much the content that brings members back...
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    Re: I don't like it..... It's too damn quiet

    Your post has been read & noted.....
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    Re: How Long before Milk Contracts get real

    Looks like it's not just the CO-OP ideal that doesn't work in these markets....
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    FM woe for midlands producers

    Surprised that so far no-one has brought up the extra 1.2p reduction that is being taken off midlands producers by FM! So I may as well bring it up. Seems a kick in the teeth as this area was quite a...
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    Re: Handley for chairman of Red Tractor

    Now if I remember correctly, you were telling us all about the extra hoops that you had to meet to keep your price above the main FM members?

    So just one question.... Why are you complaining as...
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    New CEO of first milk

    Anyone know history of the new CEO? Actual results rather than the blurb of what he has been involved in. Would like to think that it is a positive move forward but previous proven track results...
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    Re: Drying Off Tubes

    Used cepravin years ago.... It was when Milk Marque started paying bonus on lower CCs. Had a cow fail for a full month after withdrawal date passed. Took the tank out twice as we had the bad luck of...
  20. Re: Tighten those belts further!! FM another 1.6p

    I was leaving. Got confirmed offer of contract in writing & last month was told the new buyer was withdrawing their offer. So either I stick it out to the end of this, if I get back in with fm, or I...
  21. Re: Tighten those belts further!! FM another 1.6p

    I personally think the main belief is that things will get better sooner rather than later. But I am looking at 18 months+ before this job levels out. The Russian trade ban will stay a good 6 months...
  22. Tighten those belts further!! FM another 1.6p

    Title says it all & 2.43? for manufacturing so the rest of you look forward to more cuts as the sheep will follow the leader!!!
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    Re: first milk nestle 28.3p until april 2015

    My comment was directed at Philip not at other producers. He made his point in an earlier thread so why keep bringing it up? It was also proved by a nestle producer that the famous hoops are not to...
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    Re: first milk nestle 28.3p until april 2015

    Why ask the question. Just hand in your notice like I have & leave them to it. My pockets aren't deep enough to stay
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    Re: Out of parlour feeders

    Has anyone found out who is the uk distributer or do you buy direct? & the all important question of how much do they cost?
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