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    Bale/General Purpose Trailer For 100HP Tractor

    I'm looking for a trailer for leading bales but also general purpose flat trailer jobs, I've got a 100HP tractor and there are no hills for miles around. I'm a relative newcomer to all things tractor and trailer, it's never been my department before. What length and width do I look for?
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    Section 1/fac shotgun

    Ideal for when wild boar get to our neck of the woods
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    Home made Pig Food

    I'd say in theory yes, if you were getting them in as stores and didn't want to finish them too quickly. You'll struggle to get the protein up enough using only peas, as they are anti nutritive to pigs at high levels. The silage will provide belly fill and a bit extra to stop them running to fat...
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    Landrace

    According to the British Pig Association the last one they registered was on the 18/05/1984 A boar named Bridgeworth Baron 34
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    What's the best way to actually turn a profit with pigs?

    What sort of numbers are you talking? Small, medium and huge are very subjective depending on who you speak to.
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    Pig scours

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    What was the first farm animal you owned ?

    I too started with pet lambs but I used to pay a quid a piece for them.
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    Snail farming

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    Cull boars/sows

    Don't know about your area but in mine the majority go through live markets mostly going to the big sow buyers. Latest prices. Hull Cull Sows to 40.0p/kg and £118.90, average 38.2p/kg. Cull Boars to 50.0p/kg and £93.00, average 42.7p/kg. York Sows Top price this week from D Angus at 44p/kg...
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    Freerange pig breeds

    Are you selling privately or in the mart?
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    Freerange pig breeds

    Your end market dictates your sire choice, for instance selling live the Pietrain will always be king as they're buying on visual appearance only, most pigs in my area that go direct to slaughter, mostly on B&B contracts are Hampshire sired, as they are robust, disease resistant, grow like mad...
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    Freerange pig breeds

    How many sows are you talking?
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    AI a pig / First time, anything I should know?

    How many sows do you have to serve?
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    Working Kelpi wanted

    I have a kelpie x collie bitch born Jan 16, sired by the kelpie in the attached photo, lightly started but we sold our sheep autumn 17. She's wasted here and so free to a good working home, located southeast of York but will meet up somewhere within reason.

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