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    Coccidiosis calves

    They look interesting. I'll look into it further. Thanks for the advice everyone, thankfully they are eating normally again now and looking a bit brighter. Going on to give everything a good clean after these have been turned out.
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    Coccidiosis calves

    Yeh that was my thinking, they didn't go off their food last time, however one had a terrible scoury blood. Really wish I'd cleaned the pen out better now after the first time. Once these are moved out I'm going to give it a thorough wash out and disinfectant and leave it empty a while as...
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    Coccidiosis calves

    Morning, I've got a group of calves at the moment which have cocci. Treated on Sunday night with tolracol and metecam, they've practically gone off their cake completely, eat hay not to bad and straw, but they're steady still. Muck isn't to bad, and not seen much blood, just one speck I found...
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    Slimming down heifer

    Thanks for the advice. She is fat, not going to lie😂 I actually Aied her to an easy calving angus bull, vet just said maybe bring her inside and put her on straw and a high protein diet for a bit?
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    Slimming down heifer

    Hi, I have a heifer which is 3 months in calf and is in to good condition. Really needs to slim down. Is there a good way of doing this rather than just letting her go into a field with not much grass and giving her straw? Think I remember hearing a high protein ration can cause weight loss...
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    Which investment is better currently

    Sounds a bit on the cheap side, but suppose it just depends how they look on the day compared to others. They're a good trade round here at the moment. Are there any other auctions you can try next time?
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    Which investment is better currently

    They look well, not what I was expecting. If it was me I'd turn them out and try sell mid summer. Got to be worth £950 at least later on in summer. Must be £700/£800 bracket now? Hard to tell size though
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    Which investment is better currently

    Sorry might of missed it , but what ages are they? Any pictures of them? Maybe stick them on that sellmylivestock website, seems to be plenty of screws advertised on that. Dairy x beef cattle always need a bit of age I find.
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    Grass reseed

    It would suit me better actually if I did go straight in with grass. Just worried about diseases, i bet it's been grass for best part of 40 years. Alot of old meadow grass , few buttercups and dandelions. Ph is spot on, p and K desperately low. Can muck be applied on top or before direct...
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    Grass reseed

    Trying to make an effort to improve a few fields this year. Got one field I plan on making silage (or ideally hay off) going to spray off after and plan on direct drilling forage rape in as a break crop to re seed next spring. Will end of July/ august be to late for forage rape if we end up...
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    Dock spray and buttercup spray combined.

    24d is a bit naf for docks I've found in the past so think it's between either envy or just straight fluroxpyr. I'll price envy up next week and have a think. Farmers are so more simple to spray for as they just get their own chemical, horse owners on the other hand haha
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    Dock spray and buttercup spray combined.

    Afternoon, One of my customers wants their paddocks spraying for buttercups and docks. Is there a spray that does both well. Normally use fluroxpyr based product for docks and 24d for buttercups. Guessing be a waste of time mixing, is there something that does both well? Thanks
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    Tractor Choice for Slopes

    John deere are stable as hell, you'll do well to roll one!
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    dock control in grassland

    1 litre of fluroxpyr and 1litre of thistlex will work grand. That's what I use if there's both thistles and docks, or just docks I go with 2litres of fluroxpyr (galgone, minstrel, hurler) etc
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    New entrants / post entry / building the future of our industry.

    The words "first generation farmer" make me cringe on social media I'm afraid. Without naming names there is a few people that post on Instagram which reckon to be first generation farmers, post all day on what they are doing, always seem to dress in the latest schoffels and 1000 acre trousers...
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