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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    Sorry to the op we’re way off topic now with patterdales… anyway mother and son here Completely different personalities but both champion ratters Bitch is smooth haired and much smaller than her son who is just coming up to a year old
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    What is more efficient, quad or diesel 4x4

    Corvus are releasing an electric buggy soon tempted to get a demo
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    We’ve two , ones a bugger and will run the length of the meadow to corner some sheep
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    I had a very good pup from 7 weeks old , sent her off at 10 months for schooling and she was gone nearly 5 months! Lucky it was a favour He came back and was useless, it took another 12 months of tearing what’s left of my hair out before he come to, however if I was hard on him he would run off...
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    I’ve not trained a dog before, send our pups away I’ve 2 bitch pups now sent off to a good and well recommended trainer, he phoned the other day and said sorry they just won’t work, no interest at all Strange as I had a battle to stop both of them diving under a gate and chasing sheep Anyway...
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    Work boots

    I found bucklers bad for that, despite the body and sole guarantee, they parted within six months Bucklers were not interested so I won’t buy them again I tend to use hoggs non safety lace ups as they are light and reasonably hard wearing
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    What is more efficient, quad or diesel 4x4

    This is it in a nutshell, we got a cheap buggy off eBay to see if it was up to the job , it owes me 4 grand after I’ve replaced a few bearings and odds and sods It became the go to machine especially through winter on the moor so much so that we bought a new buggy The quads still on the farm...
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    Or words to that effect 😇
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    Good point, it’s a fair natural talent for a dog to be as soft as sh!t with people but to then hold and let go of a ewe on command
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    Kelpie vs Huntaway for working sheep

    Our collies and those of our neighbours will certainly move sheep either on the moor or in the yards We were just talking about this with a chap schooling two young dogs for us, I commented that one isn’t afraid to give the sheep a nip on the backside and the trainer said these will work , I...
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    What is more efficient, quad or diesel 4x4

    Depending on the ground , diesel buggy , can carry your fence posts , tools bags of cake etc Ours does around a clock hr per litre of red
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    Cold room advice wanted.

    From memory, all but in industrial size cold rooms, the fans run all the time except for a timed defrost The temp probe needs careful siting ie not in front of the fan in an icy blast but not near a door giving warmer readings I remember EHO inspection and they pointed an infra red thermometer...
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    First Quad bike

    Trx500 Honda never been a problem, it’s 61 plate carburettor/ manual gears Have a 4 grand kioti mechron eBay special to see if the buggy's would suite our steep hill farm which it did well , now we have a new Corvus buggy so the mechron is redundant and I hardly use the quad
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    Hi Lux Canopy swap

    Don’t know about that canopy but our 2014 hilux has an ifor canopy, we got it cheap of a lad as it won’t fit his new hilux
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    Sheeps feet

    I can go along with that, from a different perspective we only use outside help at shearing time and occasionally a bit of lambing help , we feed and water the guys( and girls) pay bang on time and generally appreciate their work , but if they take the pee they don’t come back
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