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    Price of Concrete.

    Some suppliers actively use utility work to get rid of landfill waste and save money- Ive seen plastic being added back into 6f2. Its worth shopping round for a good supplier their are plenty, who just sell out their own demolition waste.
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    Price of Concrete.

    100% for anything structural don't touch recycled as it's just not possible to know if the 20 or 40mm aggregate is made of acceptable strength concrete, plus bits of brick etc alwags find their way in. I've used 20 to 30mm clean recycled in a mix before but it was crushed on site from a very...
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    What has this sheep got?

    I had a sheep with two like that on the side last year - tests ruled out CLA but came back with C. tetni but the sheep was otherwise well - vet lanced and drained them, washed with Iodine and Pen strep daily for 4 days - they never returned and the ewe went straight to kill 8 weeks later.
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    Price of Concrete.

    Also shortages of quality aggregate becoming serious as haulage kills the further away supply and local councils just dont seem to understand recycled aggregate cant be used in everything.
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    Growing and keeping your own grass

    also depends where in the country - Down south less rain and lighter land often - This area, heavy clay (used to be used for bricks), wet (70% more rain than london) 4 week shorter growing season - and yes management - I find too many horse folk simply understand nothing at all about grazing...
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    Proper Lime

    well it will never dry out, thats for sure, but mixed with water it spreads fine, 70G stays suspended in 1L of water without much effort, its got the feel of flour, so washed it all over a nice big rush patch on a shaleclay field and will watch for change. Water read 12ph on litmus and 5g of...
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    Rye

    Varies abit from crop to crop as alot is bred for high sugars at the wholecrop stage for AD - at this stage its more similar to Maize from what Ive been told, but was told to stick to barley if I wanted consistency in feed. The wholecrop bales put condition onto thin hill ewes very quick from...
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    Rye

    chopped the straw is fine, and Ive found sheep will eat it more than other straws in bedding - I got given some 5ft rounds that were unwanted for the reasons above - 4 to 5ft stems packed hard and tight, Put in a feeder with brewers grains on top of the bale soaking through and the bale took...
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    Growing and keeping your own grass

    depends where in yorkshire you are - but yes theirs likely to be little money in it for you, I did much the same and to be honest It means earning £2p an hour doing it your self. Selling to horse folk, easy to sing underwater - they dont do logic and youll spend hours and hours chasing small...
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    Proper Lime

    sadly they're landfilling the back of their own quarry..... but said i can have as much as I want as its only a tonne or two a week of slop, Im in most days this month for pipe bedding.
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    Proper Lime

    haha it stays in suspension ages so would probably work!
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    Proper Lime

    Interestingly I got a scoop of lime slurry for free last week, its drying out under cover now - Its from a limestone quarry that washes their 20mm and 10mm aggregates for the concreting market, so all the fines are removed and the dust is all water borne so typically 0.65mm down, infact it...
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    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Yea my LA has just taken PP that's on heavy clay, and put it into biomass rye wholecrop, the land agent looking for licencees to graze it next year said that same - Needs to be totally sterile so they can hit their eco targets as easy as possible. .it hasnt seen crops since the previous tenant...
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    Best Crop of Thistles

    ahem, day old pish works fine in large enough quantities...... Portaloo, bucket, huzza!
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    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Yea, entering this world its quite enlightening - when a £20million development is held up by a £15,000 strip of land (and thats ransom value, in reality as farm land worth £500) - the developers work on the basis that they just take it, offer double or triple its value and if the person is...
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