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    Smock Top

    Have any of you tried clothing from a Welsh company called Brenig clothing. They have a waterproof Smock for sale for less than £100.
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    Waterproof bib

    Have any of you tried these from Brenig Clothing
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    Best tasting/ most versatile potatoe

    Cara for me, with Rudolph a close second
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    Muddy gateways?

    What we do is put loose wool/daggings in the gateways with a good layer or stone/hardcore on top of it. Should last for years.
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    barley beef need some advice

    Yes west Wales. Straw is around £65/t here this year, £115/t last year. Was thinking of feeding them a blend rather than just barley as hoping to get a better conversion of feed.
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    barley beef need some advice

    Have been looking into it here , but i would have to buy in all of the feed and the straw. Enough calves to be had locally and already have sheds .
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    barley beef need some advice

    How much feed do they eat to get to 500kg, and how long does it take from when they enter the farm until they are off?
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    barley beef need some advice

    I thought that beutilar wanted only wanted them from 450kg up, minimum 220kg dead? Yours are probably near to 250 -270kg dead.
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    barley beef need some advice

    What price is Beutilar giving for their cattle at the moment?
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    Doug Avery

    If only!!! There was around a hundred people including a bus load from Brecon area.
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    Doug Avery

    Was down in Llanelli too. I was sat at the next table to you with the ahdb girls!!!! An excellent evening. Doug spoke very easily and from the heart, welling up once or twice. Had the pleasure of having a chat with Doug at the bar before the start on the evening. Hope to read his book soon. A...
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    Bangor Blue Slate

    Try Travis Perkins. That's where we got some Canadian slate last time.
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    Waterproof trousers and jacket

    Have any one of you used this company from north Wales?
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    ETA boiler servicing Derbyshire

    Another vote for ESP. Cant fault at all. Full service for our ETA boiler £360 which includes a two hour drive down to us.
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    New laptop

    Laptop is going great. Wife uses more than me, because she is a teacher and uses it to prepare lessons. Only niggle is the battery which goes down quite quickly. When we brought the computer there was an option to put in a new battery, but we declined that offer.

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