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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    our organic neighbours, always seem to be ploughing ground up, working for stale seed beds, green manure etc, and probably do a good job. But, if we look at it from an environmental point of view, all that heavy machinery, pounding the ground down, and all that continuous tilling, cannot be...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    we tried vetch in a grazing ley, rotational grazed, summed up as, it grew, it got eaten, it went. With our rye for a silage crop, fantastic, so for us, the jury is out. Friends came out for lunch today, went for the customary drive around, we have oceans of grass, total opposite to last year...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    probably paid better.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    with ahdb, l wonder if the money we pay, gets value for back ! Had a brief scan through, but will return for a better browse
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    you were right, ordered, didn't like the price, but hope it's worth it. another newman writes books about health, newnan turner on soil etc, the other obviously likes trying to cure back pain, very nearly ordered 1 of them, l have arthritis and scar tissue in my spine, and allegedly nothing more...
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    Postsavers - failed

    and l have been convinced they do, ever since those posts started to rot off. Actually moved to2-3in stakes, for a while, thinking the preservant would would get right through, some and some, on that.
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    well said, we have eased right back with our farm, aiming for more self suffiency, and less reliance on expensive imputs, and l totally agree, we are not obliged to feed the ########### public, and in fairness, if we were all to produce less, the prices would rise. There will always be farmers...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    been on the laptop browsing through various sites, looking to see what plants are out there, to increase protien for both fodder, and N replacement, lot's of maybe's, but light on actual results, as in the clamp. Also been trying to find books by Frank Newman Tucker, on building soil fertility...
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    Postsavers - failed

    we erected a fence in 1996, using alternate split and round creosoted stakes, the splits are still sound, the rounds are long gone, rotted off, at ground level.
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    British friesian bulls

    been browsing through AI catalogues, there are more genomic bulls, coming through, that are definitely heading to the friesian side, of the holstien friesian, rather than the hol side. Having said that, we can certainly pick out the more fr side of our r1's, definitely much thicker set.
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    l think all that all these silly prices, are going to end up with 2 answers, the first will lead to less product produced, which will force prices up, great for farmers, not so great for the public. And secondly a massive surge to see the alternatives, which are basically legumes and shite...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    make very tasty sausages, as well.
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    Postsavers - failed

    took a long time to reply, 17 months.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    brexit happened, and it does have an effect, whether good bad or indifferent, it has changed things, doubly so with the covid effect, that, followed by the energy crisis, is causing problems all over the globe. And there are many answers/solutions that are being tried. But as...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    making us read that, and it's only tuesday. scary stuff, but many do realise that we cannot, as a world, carry on as we are. The unfortunate bit is that this truth has been hijacked by zealots, that create, and shout to much, and are therefore ignored. 'The west' has been in decline for some...
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    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    we had a good system with our contractor, sat down and worked out probable bill for the year, divided it by 12, and standing order, if 'out' adjustment easily made. Worked a treat, and in return we had a very good service, things happen, and son took on the business, he didn't like owing me...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    the science in batteries is quite amazing in it's own right. As a treat to myself, l bought a cordless chainsaw, only a small one, but astonished, is the way to describe it, that's with 1 battery. And guess which country has one of the largest deposits of lithuim in the world, or put it...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    I am perfectly happy with my laptop, while it does what l expect it to do, then it's panic mode, then the younger members tell me it's something l have done, l think it's very unfair to blame me, every time ! Unfortunately they are probably correct. I am getting used to my 'new' phone, even...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    they might get thrown in the pond, by exasperated farmers trying to work them out, with the instruction manual in 16 different languages !
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    as a lad, l bought a few small lots, or single ewes, and lambs, cheaply in market, least said, the better, but it was an extremely quick learning curve, in both fencing and diplomacy quite like the look of the small robots, toiling away 24/7, weeding etc, they look quite practical. But when...
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