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    Re: IAE Cattle Pens

    That woman in the purple wellies is right in the way there
    Does the stockboard make it cheaper.
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    Re: Price for a free standing shed

    just had a 45 x 30 cost me 22k no concrete in it yet no electric yet. Thats inc vat and founds dug, hardcore on floor
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    Re: heifer not in calve

    thats what Im thinking
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    heifer not in calve

    ive got a heifer that didnt hold to a.i, shes rising 3 now, problem is she should have got back in calve as the bull was here all summer but she was never bulling, now shes def not in calve , but...
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    Re: Farm Assured Beef and Lamb

    tesco and morrisons up north are now paying 20p a kg less for non scottish assured to the finishers as of about a month ago
    so in scotland anyway it is paying if you sell stores up north
    better...
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    Re: The killing fields?

    it goes round and round for female and swings back and forward for male
    check it does it accurately for you by trying it over male and female anything
    I am always right with it for calves and eggs...
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    Re: The killing fields?

    As an aside, someone mentioned sexing hens well anyway I have been sexing all the eggs all summer using same method as i use on cows, horses and local women and self, just a ring on a piece of string...
  8. Thread: best spray

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    Re: best spray

    I know now what gets used ! And it's not any of the above.
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    Re: best spray

    Its for tomorrow , would wet look hair gel do it
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    best spray

    whats best for spraying on the coat to get it to stay standing up and not dry out when you brush it up. Do you just use soapy water
  11. Re: Beef - what age is deemed too old for the freezer?

    I have done a few 09 highland s this year. One I made all into burgers and sausages after hanging 3 weeks but had the fillet myself it was beautiful. I also kept a few sirloin of it they were very...
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    Re: hypothetical question on debt

    She would have to be a business partner in the farm. On your Iacs form. The farm would have to be a business partnership. Her business has got nothing to do with you, married or not
  13. Re: Looking for someone to come up and teach pesticide course

    Thanks lots for all your help. I can't find anyone who can do it cheaper than the man I am getting down, he needs 3 and a half days. It's to cost 360 for each person. I need 3 more names so if anyone...
  14. Looking for someone to come up and teach pesticide course

    Hi , looking for someone qualified to teach PA1/2 and 6 on a two day course up in the highlands. Free accommodation. Finding trainers fees really prohibitive for all the grandfathers who no longer...
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    Re: crete mix for shed

    thats handy thanks
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    crete mix for shed

    Does anyone know how much aggregate, sand and cement I would need for the mix to make beds for the steel stantions for my shed. The quantity comes to about 2 cubic m of concrete. Thanks
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    Re: 3 weeks overdue

    Great old grannies
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    Re: 3 weeks overdue

    edited to add that my old cow is 16 not 13 so says a lot for the luing breed never needed her feet done, only missed one year and great udder and teats for an old cow
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    Re: 3 weeks overdue

    might not have been their fault they got poor here....
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    Re: Ramadan

    obviously not
    thats why im glad Im not into sheep
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    Re: 3 weeks overdue

    the ones my neighbour has are really quiet and easy, the only thing is they winter out and not really suited to it lost too much weight, but they are still hardy enough, certainly a lot quieter than...
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    Re: 3 weeks overdue

    My neighbours calve in the field next to mine and I have seen them calving baz for 3 years in the worst of weather and I cant get over these tiny calves that just get up and run about and suck in...
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    3 weeks overdue

    Had an old [ 16] cow that was only served once, 8th sept. She had missed a year and I put the date in my phone so I know its right. Put the bull back to my neighbour and put her up the hill straight...
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    Re: cow straining after being served

    Thanks for that, at least if I see it again I won't panic
    A neighbours cow past it's due date was straining and has prolapse d it's cervix. No calve since and that was 3 days ago
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    Re: cow straining after being served

    Natural. Seems ok now just lasted a few hours, she was pushing like she was calving
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