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    Steaming jersey heifers

    Thanks for all the replies everyone, TFF really is a great resource. I’ll be taking all your advice on board and avoiding unnecessary expense 👍.
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    Steaming jersey heifers

    New to dairy and just trying to glean a bit of your collective wisdom. What are peoples views on this practice pre calving. Will be milking Pedigree Jersey heifers in a robot. Feed rep has recommended steaming them up with concentrates 3 months prior to calving. Call me sceptical but I’m very...
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    Chemical Price Tracker

    That’s the plan first thing Monday morning, even if I have to deliver it back personally 👍
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    Chemical Price Tracker

    Just been charged £72 litre for 4 bottles of Milagro. I’m certain when I placed the order he said £72 for 5l jars. Is this a pisstake or has Syngenta seriously upped their prices? Just noticed Farm Compare offering Nicosilfuron 40g 5 litres for about £50 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Ok thanks for replies all 👍. I’ll get back to her with MCPA, 2,4 D and Mecoprop. Cheers
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Just remembered same person gave me permission ti use MCPA in rushes about 6 years ago. Surely if it was ok back then it’ll be ok now? Also seen environment document somewhere saying 2,4 D is ok near watercourses.
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Fat hen, Redshank and charlock would be main issue I guess, I can live with the other weeds.
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Think she looks at the labels and if there are any warnings regarding toxicity/aquatic wildlife then its a no go. Looks like it may be wholecrop cereals, weeds and all 😬
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    The lady has no idea, she just says suggest an alternative. Initially she asked me to take out mircam plus and I said fair enough I’ll just use ally max or equivalent on its own. Next thing she sends out consent but with refusal of both 🤦🏻‍♂️. She wants something that’s not toxic to wetlands 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    SSSI Spring Barley herbicides

    Hi folks, just been granted consent to plant some spring barley on SSSI. Unfortunately they have refused consent to let me use Ally Max as a herbicide as they deem it toxic to bugs etc. They have asked me to submit application for consent for alternatives. Thought the collective brains on here...
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    New power supply

    Oh and I was told that above 50Kva would require a H pole configuration adding further expense and I guess transformer costs more too.
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    New power supply

    Recently put in new 50kva supply about 100 metres. New HV pole (on our land) and 50kva transformer. I then dug trench (through rock) and put in ducting to cabinet I had installed. They fed through LV cable from pile to box and installed fuses etc. They charged me £16,000 inclusive of VAT.
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    Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

    Oops thought I stated Round 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

    Is asking £35 bale for nice dry spring barley straw where the markets at? Anglesey North Wales. Oh and I’m selling.
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    Hay and Straw for sale and Wanted open to all

    Have 80-90 round bale spring barley straw going spare. Nice, dry and barn stored. £35 bale ex farm, trailer loads only i.e. 20+ and cleared funds prior to loading. Am on Anglesey North Wales.
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    Anybody buying crimped barley?

    Thanks for all the replies everybody. I’m on Anglesey in North Wales and a livestock rather than arable area, would £150 be fair up here?
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    Anybody buying crimped barley?

    Just wondering if anybody on here has bought crimped barley lately? Have 60 tonnes to sell and wondering what its making, would £130 be a ball park?
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    JS145 hydraulic problems

    I thought that but it seems it's hydraulic related as its affecting tracking now too. Would aeration be a possibility if pumps are not filling due to suction filter in tank as mentioned above?
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    JS145 hydraulic problems

    Engine running sweet and not under strain and oil temp gauge showing as normal. Still plenty power just this strange creaking noise and was only on raising dipper initially but then on raising boom and finally tracking. Very strange.
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    JS145 hydraulic problems

    Thanks will have a look tomorrow. Just wondering has anyone come across a failed pump, what would be the symptoms?
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