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  1. dontknowanything

    Extase potential problems

    Yes, we had upright blackened ears too.
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    Extase potential problems

    This is correct. In addition to poor yields, it also didn’t flow properly in our drier, breaking three chains in ways I’ve never seen before. Will not be touching with a barge pole in future. Shame.
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    That's because I made it...!
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    Clive Bailye, a Peter Hepworth for the modern times!

    Really? I always thought he was a bit of a knob.
  5. dontknowanything

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    That’s new since I did it, probably 8 years ago
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    IIRC the only stipulation for Weetabix was that your farm office had to be within 50 miles of the Weetabix factory.
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    I have grown for Weetabix before, so I feel I can answer this question. If you go to the merchant who buys their grain (used to be Gleadells when I did it), they will say, for example, I will buy standard wheat for £150, and Weetabix for £155. "Great" you think, I'll do Weetabix! However, when...
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    I was contacted privately yesterday by a farmer who used to sit on an NFU board. He said he had been in NFU meetings with DEFRA where DEFRA said specifically that they did not consider RT to be earned recognition. I won't out the person who told me, if they wish to attach their name to it then...
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    I can understand the reluctance of someone working for RT to oppose changing RT. It may mean they have to move house, lose their job, or something else undesirable. What I cannot understand is the staunch support from NFU, who should be looking out for the interest of farmers, not engaging in a...
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    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    £21k for 30 days is £700 per day. Multiply this by 256 (number of working days in the UK) and you get £179,200pa - so Chris's estimates look a bit low.
  11. dontknowanything

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    Wow, I haven't posted on here in ages. Red Tractor is a disaster zone, in more ways than one. I just wrote out a thread on Twitter about it, I'm not going to repate it all here, although this is the link to the posts:
  12. dontknowanything

    Harder 750a discs

    Yes, third time lucky, the bevels are the same.
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    Harder 750a discs

    Well, I’ve just changed our discs now that they are fully worn out. They were mostly OEM ones, but with 8 APM discs which were supposedly 55HRC. Whatever the spec, they have worn identically to the OEM ones, although given they are about 25% cheaper, it seems like a win.
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    Winter beans pre em

    and how much of the nirvana is likely to still be around by then, in your opinion?
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    Winter beans pre em

    Not a problem here, luckily.
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    Winter beans pre em

    Managed to get a field of beans in the ground yesterday. Not pretty, but better than nothing. We normally wait 2-3 weeks before doing pre-em and glyphosate on beans, which would be propyzamide & nirvana. I'm sceptical though that the Nirvana will provide much of a benefit at the end of November...
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    Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator in Cambs

    We are a progressively run 900ha farm just south of Cambridge, specialising in no-till and conservation agriculture. More information on the farm can be found on our website, www.thriplow-farms.co.uk We are looking for a tractor driver who will be the main sprayer operator but will also be...
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    Foam filling tyres

    I’d like to get some of our drill tyres foam filled, but the local place wants £75 each, which for 12 tyres becomes quite pricey. Is it possible to DIY?
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    Combinables Price Tracker

    Spring crops looking very mediocre. Winter crops still OK, but there's nothing on the forecast so it's not going to be pretty. At least in 1976 wheat was selling for £600/t...
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    Combinables Price Tracker

    76.2mm to be precise. I've literally just got back in from driving round the farm. It's DRY.
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