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    Fuel price tracker

    Banwy Fuels are are a good company to deal with - always do their best
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    "2nd Calver" not letting calf suckle

    How's the calf getting on?
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    Ride on mower.

    Just bought am X350R off Mona Tractors for £3600 excluding VAT with 4yr warranty. Pleased with it so far. Rea Valley not far from you - ad (above) off their website
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    Anyone know what this is on a bullock

    This was on a heifer last year, found her bleeding ... put a rubber ring on and it fell off in a few days. Nothing on her now. Old vet said that yrs ago they cut them off, dried them and put them down the animals throat to help the animal fight them off ... I've never tried it tho!
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    Wool...what will you do with yours...

    Not worth anything when you take the whole cost of getting it into the wool depot. We have mainly Welsh and first cross ewes. The only wool I delivered into the WB last year was from ewes grazing outlying land and I had to drive past the wool depot to get back home! Most went straight into...
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    Wool...what will you do with yours...

    cattle bedding again this year
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    "2nd Calver" not letting calf suckle

    Had a similar one this year. Gave her metacam twice over six days to stop her being so sensitive, fed her blend as a distraction and made sure she saw me raise my arm every time she tried to brush the calf away ... we (me and the calf!) got the better of her after about a week ... just as I was...
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    Wool...what will you do with yours...

    I've asked the question and it seems that smaller buyers wanting to bid go through an 'agency buyer' (employed by BWMB to bid on behalf of others). Not sure why they couldnt bid direct but it does avoid smaller buyers having buy from the big merchants and paying markup. BWMB have now moved on to...
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    Wool...what will you do with yours...

    Was she having to bid through an 'agent' at the BWMB auctions? ... heard something similar myself. I'll ask our local board member when I see him, he's always happy to explain stuff fair play.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Can't agree more with this man's comments - our leaders need to wake up
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    Calving gate location

    Good investment. Some photos on here https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/calving-gate.197270/page-3
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    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Could the problems have been due to the change to diet formulation in late pregnancy more than the Mag itself?
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    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Thats interesting. We found the mag in the diet helps prevent calcium deficiency - something along the lines that it is needed for the absorption of calcium and so reduces the risk of calcium deficiency. Works the same in reducing subclinical milk fever, slow calvings, prolapses etc in our...
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    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Yes, we scan fairly late at 90d ish and start them on silage, salt and mag soon after. Mag blocks aren't as sweet so intakes are lower. The have access to both mag and salt licks through till late May early June.
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    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Useful article in this week's Scottish Farmer https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/livestock/19283004.top-tips-avoid-grass-staggers/
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    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Mag blocks and salt licks have helped reduce numbers here ... also we try and feed silage from ground with lower soil K during the pre lambing period.
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    New born lamb kicked in ribs and dragged by hind limb into and around trailer

    Having a reasonable converation never hurts ... way better than reporting to 'other authorities'!
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    New born lamb kicked in ribs and dragged by hind limb into and around trailer

    If you have any common sense just go and have a chat with the farmer/worker - if you go with an open mind you both might learn something. Quite simple really!
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    Elections 2021

    .... or anyone other than Lesley Griffiths. she's made a right f'in mess!
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    Case 4240 XL hitch problem

    Or take them off and stick a couple of washers on each side
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