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    Horizon, another kicking for farmers

    We have to be careful though, because pointing the finger at other ruminant systems and saying "they do it too" is an admission of guilt. Instead we should be saying "the emission figures being discussed are wrong", and we should keep saying it, over and over and over until they start to get it...
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    Horizon, another kicking for farmers

    @johnspeehs, I posted the text below in another thread and make no apology for posting it again here: The sooner farmers educate themselves, and then the public, about the truth behind ‘emissions’ the better. Every human being on earth breathes out carbon dioxide, a gas responsible for global...
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    Grade II listed buildings

    We were told it varied depending on the local conservation officer’s individual viewpoint (so no national strategy....!) In the end we took the view that, if we were going to replace windows, we would pay a little more and add bespoke double glazed wooden windows. Still may not meet the...
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    Beef job on its knees

    The sooner farmers educate themselves, and then the public, about the truth behind ‘emissions’ the better. Every human being on earth breathes out carbon dioxide, a gas responsible for global warming and which persists in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. Where does this gas come from...
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    New ley

    Ha ha! Well remembered but different parcel of land! Thank you
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    Haycap

    I think they were £45 each
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    Haycap

    We use them - from memory we ordered about 150. Very pleased with them, and are about to order a load more. The alternative was a new building or a tarpaulin-type sheet. Hay caps are much cheaper than the former and much safer and more manageable than the latter.
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    New ley

    How much sheep grazing in the autumn / winter? Just a quick skim over or a longer spell? Stocking rate? @Bury the Trash @Chae1
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    New ley

    Yes, that is the plan. I’ve made the mistake of putting cattle onto new leys established with the plough and it was not good!
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    New ley

    if we plant a new grass / clover ley straight after harvest in mid-August and fertilise it well, would it be well enough established by the following spring to be grazed by yearling cattle?
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    Repairing my shower fittings

    Brilliant, thank you. Not even a screw, just friction-fit pin.
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    Repairing my shower fittings

    Plumbing problem! The shower holder has broken and I need to get it off the vertical slide rail but can’t see how to remove the slide rail from the wall. Help please!!
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    Rolling silage pit before sheeting

    It won't 'go bad', it will just carry on decomposing for slightly longer, thus reducing the feed value (the aerobic bugs in the clamp use up the energy rather than your cows' rumen bugs using it!)
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    Waste Exemptions

    Didn't want to raise my head above the parapet.....
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    Waste Exemptions

    How do we check whether our waste exemptions are still current or have lapsed? We used to get regular notifications to renew but I don't remember seeing any for several years.

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