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  1. Andyt880

    New(old) to me tractor in farm- Case(David Brown) 1490 2WD

    Neither are a 1490 but fairly similar, just different colour schemes would be the main difference in appearance and slightly smaller. Great tractors for their size
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    Kiwitech fencing PAC

    I would likely only go for the normal carried pac system and a vehicle mount so that it could be set on the bike for longer runs. I hadn’t even considered their end hook system. Currently I just tie a loop at the end and hook it over a screw in insulator. It’s not hard to lift it off the...
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    Kiwitech fencing PAC

    I would be going from using geared reels with 400/500m on them so it wouldn’t really be an issue here. Unfortunately we don’t get runs of 60 or 80 acres over here so you never have to go far until you have a corner post where you can join in the next reel. The rappa reels must hold a fair bit of...
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    Case IH 1490

    Two 1394 models here which would be fairly similar. Couldn’t beat them. David Brown 4cyl engines are fairly bulletproof. Hydrashift gear box is great just needs to be looked after and respected. Hydraulics are great, but again need to be looked after and oils kept clean. Id say if you get a...
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    Kiwitech fencing PAC

    I didn’t realise they made such a thing, had to google the power PAC to see what it was. Watched their video of it. Looks like a fairly sophisticated piece of kit
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    Kiwitech fencing PAC

    Long waiting time on them? I currently use hotline 9 strand poly wire which I’m happy with, I would continue using that on kiwitech spools. I would need to think about using different posts. I have recently ordered fibreglass posts something similar to the kiwitech ones but half the price, just...
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    Kiwitech fencing PAC

    Anyone using one of these? Thinking about something to make fencing winter runs a bit easier. Currently just using geared reels. 2 strands is plenty for my ewes in winter but sometimes put out 3 for ewes with young lambs if there’s no hedge behind the fence. If I buy a 3 reel system can I just...
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    Southern Ireland has emergency approval for use of diquat to desiccate potatoes

    Why was Diquat banned for use in the EU anyway?
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    Ewe Off Her Legs.

    Checking the ewes vision is a good call. I had trouble with bracken poisoning earlier in the year. Ewes went blind and staggered about the first day or two before going off the legs completely. As far as I know listeria type poisoning affects one side of the brain so causing all the problems on...
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    What to do with potatoes to leave them ready for harvesting

    This will be our first year using the flail so we are new to that too
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    What to do with potatoes to leave them ready for harvesting

    Is Gozai a similar product to Diquat?
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    What to do with potatoes to leave them ready for harvesting

    Well it’s off the market now as of last year so I’d say officially the answer is no. As far as I know the sales of it where fairly high in it’s last year so I’d say there’s a fair bit in store around the country yet
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    What to do with potatoes to leave them ready for harvesting

    We have 2 acres of main crop Maris pipers and a few drills of pinks which we will be hoping to harvest towards the end of the month. In terms of the size and crop we are happy with where they are at now. Tops are still very green and we would like to take the tops off soon and let the skins set...
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    Toxovax and Enzovax Prices

    That’s just the price they quoted, didn’t have any negotiation to get that. That was parklands vet County Tyrone. They are fairly competitive for most things
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    Toxovax and Enzovax Prices

    Seems to be some high prices on here. I collected mine today. £5.35 +v for the two combined
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    Grazing clover

    Never heard of the colour ‘crimson’ (not that fancy over here, it’s just red) :ROFLMAO: So is the white flower the berseem then?? I know very little about clover
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    Grazing clover

    Is that deep red flower one of the clovers?
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    Advice for someone thinking of getting a working collie for the first time

    Just wondering what advice people would give me on getting a working sheepdog for the first time. I have never worked a dog before but sheep numbers are increasing and could be doing with something to make things a bit easier. Running a paddock system so would only ever be gathering sheep of 3...
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    Krone rotavator gear box oil level

    Did you ever figure out which way was which with the speed shift lever? We have never touched ours since we bought it
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