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    Redefine meat

    https://www.redefinemeat.com/uk/ Anyone know how to refer this to either AHDB or ASA. It clearly isn't meat if its made with plants right?
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    Straw blower

    Currently have a teagle telehawk. Thinking of swapping to a trailed blower as now have a small yard tractor. Which would people say is the best value. Have asked rep about trailed teagle. Thinking of maybe trying to get demo of lucas raptor, kuhn primordial and mchale 460.
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    Solar park grazing

    Looking for info from people that currently graze solar parks. Looks like we're getting 170 acres going in at bottom of farm and said we'd like to graze it.
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    2022 economic armageddon

    So given the ridiculous nature of both governments and media to overreact to the evolving situation of Covid, what's the bets on an economic self destruct in 2022. We all know that a second global lock down will be game over.
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    Ukrain (again)

    See Putin is amassing military hardware near the border again. Except there's no exercise scheduled this time. With the cold War over Taiwan intensifying, perhaps the West is close to fighting a war on two fronts.
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    Teaser ram question

    I've rams due to go in this week. Teasers are out with ewes at the moment. We're a bit pushed for time so I thought I'd get the views of wiser shepherd's than myself. What major problems would there be with chucking rams out with the teasers still in?
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    Doggy holocaust

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58518892.amp Looks like there'll be a fair few getting put to sleep as no-one else will want them. Poor little buggers.
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    Rewilding

    https://www.positive.news/environment/rewilding-sixty-years-ago-scientists-let-a-farm-rewild-heres-what-happened/ Interesting article about a study done into how long it takes for self sown woodland to establish. Perhaps the government would find it easier and more cost effective, to simply...
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    Swollen briskets in heifers

    Have 6 heifers we AId end of June. 5 look to be a bit swollen in there brisket to me. There covered with bravoxin. Looking for people thoughts.
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    Stupid woman

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15792144/geronimo-owner-fights-for-his-survival/
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    Where have all the bugs gone?

    Is it me or is there a distinct lack of flying bugs about this year? Normally loused out with flies etc by now, but hardly anything.
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    BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57512243 So instead of just reporting the fact that there's a shortage of processing workers, the f**kers have to put a vegan spin on it. 😡
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    Shearing 2021

    Got about half the ewes done. Will finish the rest at end of week beginning of next. Not shearing to bad. Not seen any maggots yet, in fact not really seen many flies. How's everyone else getting on?
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    Direct meat sales

    How are people finding the direct meat sales a year on from the beginning of the pandemic? Obviously restaurant trade has been pretty non existent, so have direct sales filled that void? Now that the countries opening up again is demand getting even more ridiculous with restaurants coming back...
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    The future of arable farming

    I've been thinking lately about the debate around food production and how arable farming seems to escape the negativity at the moment. Are large monocultures grown intensively on the best acres the answer to sustainable food production? I don't think so. The reality is that an allotment...
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    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
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    Sheep/beef in arable rotation

    Anyone brought livestock into arable rotation? We've dabbled a bit here. Mainly mowing leys with aftermath grazed and winter cover crops. Anyone got gross margins or initial costings for bringing grazing into arable? Currently have nearly all grazing of home farm on grazing let's. Thinking...
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    Leader follower grazing

    Anyone practising leader follower grazing with sheep(leader) and cattle(follower)? For those that are, are you doing in on herbal/diverse leys?
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    John Deere 5115 r

    What's people's thoughts on these? Off to look at one with just over 2k on clock this week. Looks tidy, new boots too. Anything I should ask about?
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