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    Leatherman Service

    I am on my 3rd Leatherman Supertool... since 2000! Lost one which gutted me, then wore the 2nd one out and still have it a standby. Kids used to call it "Dad's Magic Pliers", used for anything and everything every day... Cutting barber wire, fixing a tractor, pulling a loose tooth... all in a...
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    NFU Conference 2020 Live stream

    Not for nothing is he known as Useless Eustace by his constituents.... and his Staff.
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    Same happened here locally. A whole village with 6 farms 20 years ago is now under one Company based near Nesscliffe...
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    Well, you might well say that they would have been doing MUCH better as a business if they had claimed the support payments or utilised Stewardship.
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    The "simplified" Mid tier is the easier option for applying for and then carrying out.
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    Spraying under Solar panels cost?

    Thanks... You have a PM :) Or not... your profile will not allow a personal message! Drop me one with a email addy can you please, and I'll email you back.
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    South facing fields, solar

    . Yes, subdivision for management. Shading is less of an issue than plants touching underneath and causing hot spot here. Albeit some boar thistels were quite large last summer. MCPA+2,4 D will sort them buggers... You are obviously grazing hard enough. Fouind it great for ewes and lambs...
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    South facing fields, solar

    More sheep! I have several wide open spaces near trees and above a pipeline and I will mow that this year. I want to remove a topper from the system if possible.
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    South facing fields, solar

    5 meg is about 20ac, my site is on heavy clay and had not received any fert since 2014. 100 ewes do a reasonable job if they are on site early enough... Ideally, you need the flexibility to increase/decrease stocking as required.
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    South facing fields, solar

    I was told it was unlikely that the lower volatge would be an issue, other than the cable out to the sub station!! However, it was a guy from teh old CEGB who told me about the problem with leccy fences in parallel to an HV power line... We have 1 132K line plus several 33K lines.
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    Spraying under Solar panels cost?

    Thank you for that info, it is really useful as I fine tune my Tender... I know that the O&M Company are keen for my doing the work, so it's just getting a realistic quote in. What is your preferred inter row broad spectrum herbicide? I had a walk through the site last week, and may now change...
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    Ellesmere Airport? There were enough around that area in 1944...
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    There is/was a some flexibility on this option I believe... I would have punted for a bigger area, and see what transpired as an agreement offer. But we will see what next years offerings are when they publish they Offer in the Autumn.
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    I will let you know if and when, but AFTER I find out more... ;)
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    ELMS plans unveiled.

    Bozzer is going to sort out an export deal to the USA for prime lamb for them.... or was that Uganda....

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