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  1. DairyGrazing

    Grass seed rep Cheshire.

    Does anyone have a knowledgeable person they buy grass seed from. Preferably someone that has a clue about grazing and silaging making. The previous man we used has retired and I am not keen on his replacement.
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    Leak between compressor and air purge.

    The purge for the end of milking and the wash cycle is leaking air. There is a compressor with a plastic air line running to the box at the back of the parlour. I've have check all the fittings and they seem fine. I've shut the tap off on the compressor and it builds up air. Once I reconnect the...
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    No till disc opener assembly.

    Can you buy a disk opener, seeding boot and closing wheel as one from anywhere in the UK. I see weaving let you buy a conventional till disk opener or a sabre tine but that is all i can find. I want to build something like this below.
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    Grinding hay, how long does it keep.

    If we were to grind hay with a hay buster would it begin to heat up after a while?
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    10 Calf-Tel hutches for sale.

    10 Calf-Tel hutches for sale. Will come with weld mesh fronts, buckets and bottle holders. £150 each. Selling due to building a calf shed. One has a 6inch crack in where yours truly drove into it. The crack isn't getting bigger and remains weatherproof. Contact Edward 07753120965 Chester Area
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    Clover in silage/grazing ground?

    Of the acres we have down to grass all but 10 acres is grazed but we do have dedicated silage fields that get grazed as the season goes. Some get grazed well into the new year depending on the year. Some of the fields can be wet but not heavy soil types and docks are an issue. I take it theres...
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    Mower output 3m to 6m (front and back).

    Ive ordered a non conditioner front mower and pto for next spring to go with an existing non conditioner 3pt mower. Has anyone done the same and were they happy with the output. I'm hoping to be able to drive at a more sensible speed and not to be stuck between gear ranges all the time.
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    How much are you planning on investing in the next 20 years?

    Just had a think about what we'd like to do going forward just to stand still on 400 cows. 1)450k on a parlour 2)150k to get the rest of the milkers onto deep sand and heifers off straw onto cubicles 3)50k on tracks 4)75k on silage pits to stop over filling the current one and so we dont have...
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    Grain store, crimp storage & then livestock.

    I need to store 5-600 tons of grain before it is crimped. Ideally just drive in tip and then drive off. That is easy but the difficult bit is how to then put it through the crimper and stack it without too much messing about and moving it around too much. Then it would be nice to use the shed...
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    Maize fertiliser plan.

    How are people doing with their maize fertiliser? Type timing and total please. Have done it differently the last few years due to circumstance not plan. Always drill 25 units with the seed but have been an additional 25-75 units either trop dressing at 18 inches high or working it into the...
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    Has anyone brought a stationary engine for a slurry pump recently?

    How much would one be with a 150-200hp engine, no fancy radio controls just a panel? Dont fancy spending 30-50k on a big second hand tractor despite how handy it would be to drive past the neighbours in.
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    20/21 March year end cash flow.

    How have peoples costs gone this year? Cash flow/budget has gone very well here but holding on to cash has been tricky gobbled up by one offs, sheds and big increases in stock numbers. Nearly all of ours have dropped including labour which is historically very high for us. Big jump has come in...
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    Fertiliser record spread sheet or program

    Does anyone have something for recording fertiliser and slurry applications that produces a running total?
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    Matermacc equipment

    Is anyone familiar with Matermacc seeding equipment? Im after a drill to go on the back of a kuhn 3m power harrow to sow 250-400 acres of wheat, barley, turnips and covercrops. I'd rather a mechanical drill if possible and found these...
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    404M Teagle chop length

    I want a 404M to mill straw for the dry cow rations. Does anyone have one, can you get a short chop length? I see you can put a different screens in, dealer says it has a 20mm screen in at the moment and you can go smaller
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    Cheap horse power / finding spec.

    I was looking to see how much a second hand tractor would be to go on a big tanker, triple mowers etc Is there a tractor data website...
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    More days/mornings off or shorter easier day

    The question is would you rather have a shorter easier working day and go home earlier or would you have more days/mornings off? Ramble below. We put 320 to 350 cows through a very nice and well equipped parlour but it's in an old building so exit is slow and handling is non existent. It's...
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    Health insurance

    Don't know how many people have it or how much more expensive it is for any of you geriatrics. Its been money well spent for me, £600 a year no excess and very comprehensive. Think you could get it as low as £400 with moderate excesses and cover. Went in with a bad shoulder scanned and ready to...
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    Soil organic carbon/Soil organic matter.

    With everything thats going on in the wider industry I've decided to get the ball rolling on increasing our soil organic matter/carbon. Plan is to under sow the maize, cover crop the wheat stubbles over winter and move a lot of the FYM from youngstock to an arable farm 6 miles away. I really...
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    Non salary staff perks.

    Beside their salary, do you provide staff with any extra perks? We do a lot already to make the work places as desirable as possible rubber matting in the parlour, change equipment regularly etc We started tackling mastitis a few years ago and every time we dropped 5 cases per 100 we got rid...