Recent content by Demolition Man

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    Steaming jersey heifers

    Thanks for all the replies everyone, TFF really is a great resource. I’ll be taking all your advice on board and avoiding unnecessary expense 👍.
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    Steaming jersey heifers

    New to dairy and just trying to glean a bit of your collective wisdom. What are peoples views on this practice pre calving. Will be milking Pedigree Jersey heifers in a robot. Feed rep has recommended steaming them up with concentrates 3 months prior to calving. Call me sceptical but I’m very...
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    Chemical Price Tracker

    That’s the plan first thing Monday morning, even if I have to deliver it back personally 👍
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    Chemical Price Tracker

    Just been charged £72 litre for 4 bottles of Milagro. I’m certain when I placed the order he said £72 for 5l jars. Is this a pisstake or has Syngenta seriously upped their prices? Just noticed Farm Compare offering Nicosilfuron 40g 5 litres for about £50 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Ok thanks for replies all 👍. I’ll get back to her with MCPA, 2,4 D and Mecoprop. Cheers
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Just remembered same person gave me permission ti use MCPA in rushes about 6 years ago. Surely if it was ok back then it’ll be ok now? Also seen environment document somewhere saying 2,4 D is ok near watercourses.
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Fat hen, Redshank and charlock would be main issue I guess, I can live with the other weeds.
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Think she looks at the labels and if there are any warnings regarding toxicity/aquatic wildlife then its a no go. Looks like it may be wholecrop cereals, weeds and all 😬
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    The lady has no idea, she just says suggest an alternative. Initially she asked me to take out mircam plus and I said fair enough I’ll just use ally max or equivalent on its own. Next thing she sends out consent but with refusal of both 🤦🏻‍♂️. She wants something that’s not toxic to wetlands 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Hi folks, just been granted consent to plant some spring barley on SSSI. Unfortunately they have refused consent to let me use Ally Max as a herbicide as they deem it toxic to bugs etc. They have asked me to submit application for consent for alternatives. Thought the collective brains on here...
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    New power supply

    Oh and I was told that above 50Kva would require a H pole configuration adding further expense and I guess transformer costs more too.
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    New power supply

    Recently put in new 50kva supply about 100 metres. New HV pole (on our land) and 50kva transformer. I then dug trench (through rock) and put in ducting to cabinet I had installed. They fed through LV cable from pile to box and installed fuses etc. They charged me £16,000 inclusive of VAT.
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    Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

    Oops thought I stated Round 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

    Is asking £35 bale for nice dry spring barley straw where the markets at? Anglesey North Wales. Oh and I’m selling.
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    Hay and Straw for sale and Wanted open to all

    Have 80-90 round bale spring barley straw going spare. Nice, dry and barn stored. £35 bale ex farm, trailer loads only i.e. 20+ and cleared funds prior to loading. Am on Anglesey North Wales.
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