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    How long before intervention with calving heifers?

    That extra hour you leave them can help them to make a bit more room before you pull.
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    Grass growth?

    I don’t top anymore. Better to mow and bale up the stale grass. The regrowth is better quality and young stock love the bales.
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    All things Dairy

    At least the ‘P’ value should be good
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    All things Dairy

    Customary welly gauge photo
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    Maize 2021

    This is the difference in mine, shown on a bit that missed plastic. My conventional was drilled 3 weeks ago only just emerging and looking a sickly shade of yellow.
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    Maize 2021

    This could be the year maize under plastic wins.
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    All things Dairy

    I do it that way too, even though i have an air purge I don’t use it.
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    Staffing levels

    A lad on his mobile phone is like a lad stood around with his hands in his pockets. Partly why i prefer older staff, less likely to have mobile phone addiction.
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    Pre formed concrete panels.

    I used concrete railway sleepers to replace my wooden ones, they sit just fine
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    All things Dairy

    8 days on from drilling and its through. Soil temp is a good 5 degrees higher under the film.
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    Three Barrens average £1000 each .Time for a clear out!

    Prices should remain strong, nobody’s carrying stale cows just now
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    All things Dairy

    Same here except ivomec super injection at housing to kill any fluke.
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    All things Dairy

    Clamp another rail on halfway down the posts?
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    All things Dairy

    Thats the plastic maize drilled. Had to run in front of the drill with a powerharrow to bring moisture up to help with the pre em. Hopefully there will be condensation under the film to aid germination. Looking at the forcast, we will go the whole of April without a drop of rain!
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    All things Dairy

    Just a few more cows out photos. Not as much grass about as I’d hoped for the time of year, but i was getting fed up of pushing cows back into the shed at end of morning milking!
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