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    Dairy electrics advice

    Have figured it out now 👍. Switch over top and bottom (isolate supply from NFO. Starter and fuse at 4-6Amp per phase with thermal overload protection between the switches. Hopefully this 2.2kw starter below will do the job.
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    Dairy electrics advice

    Exactly, says 4,6 Amp circled in blue on the drawing yet main breaker slow release 25Amp 🤷🏻‍♂️. A call to DeLaval is in order, just have to wait until Monday.
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    Dairy electrics advice

    Installing a vacum pump with an NFO drive and VPC. My electrician is wiring everything up but is confused as to what the motor protection in the diagram attached needs to be. The dairy engineer told him its a contactor below the NFO bypass switch but the diagram says fuse protection at 4.6 Amp...
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    Current market for autumn bulling heifers

    Hi folks, just wondering what the market is currently like for autumn bulling heifers. Been told its pretty flat so considering selling my BFx bullers in the store market. Also been told there is a massive glut of in calf spring calving for sale, although I can’t imagine these would affect...
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    Milking with a Generator

    How much kva would you reckon on a single bot and tank cooling? Water heated on demand by gas.
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    Robotic milking

    Is anybody using a Rinnai gas water heater for their Delvalval VMS 310? Not sure if I need one or two for a single bot. The biggest one is the 1600i and delivers up to 35l per minute of hot water. Also what temperature does the water need to be. Oh and yes I do realise gas price has shot up...
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    80 British Friesian Cross bulling heifers for sale

    Spring 2020 born British Friesian cross/kiwi bulling heifers for sale. Approx. 17 months. Low TB area Anglesey, North Wales
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    Autoscraper concrete height for crossover

    Was hoping to get away with 75mm or 3” in old money.
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    Autoscraper concrete height for crossover

    Am having storth rope autoscrapers installed next month and need some advice. Was wondering what the minimum concrete height for a crossover between scrape passages would be. I.E. the min height of concrete to guide the scraper.
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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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