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  1. Hooby Farmer

    New jacket for winter, ridgeline again??.

    I bought a kaiwaka storm jacket, bib and braces at the start of autumn last year. Honestly at the time though they were a waste of money as we had no 'real' weather to test them. Now I have had them a year, what a great buy. After a wet winter and wet lambing they were well worth the money. If...
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    Are you all depressed ?

    Exact same place, have a flexible man. On his own the work rate is reduced. When we work together unreal what we can turn out. Have him 3 years but I can't do without him, it's a real rock and a hard place.
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    Jamie Oliver Backs Farmers

    Won't bother me, I don't uses his recipes.
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    New toy day

    It looks brand new as well.
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    Ram costs

    Sold two rams last week that were easily 8 years old. They were key in producing the majority of my flocks breeding. Got £178 for one a £167 for the other, I nearly fell off the chair. I thought if I got 50 quid for them I'd be doing particularly well.
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    Has it started again ?

    We havnt had 2 dry days in a row since the first week in Sept. Neighbours still have quite a few acres of beans to cut. None of our spring stuff is baled.
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    Retractable air line reel and electric extension cable

    Got a sykes pickavant one, bought it because the guys keep nipping the normal ones when they're on the guessed it nipped it after about 2 weeks they didn't retract it.
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    Farm Assurance - again

    Finally took the jump. I have decided not to renew my FQA. After a quick chat with someone in their office, they agreed that it probably wasn't worth my while if I'm only selling a couple hundred lambs every year. I did suggest that I would be willing to pay half the sub but that fell on deaf...
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    I would possibly have the deposit gathered up after 18months 😂. What would a 12ft tri axle, sheep decker be...9 bar?
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    Thats tidy. Anyone know how long a wait there is with them for trailers atm?
  11. Hooby Farmer

    The positive thread

    I have had big year of bitter sweet happenings and I am absolutely buzzing. I'm so thankful for all that I have and feeling great, and looking forward to see what the future holds
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    hose crimping machine

    I've been looking at those hose machines on aliababa as well. I wonder what the line borers are like, something no one round here does anymore.
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    Shooting Foxhounds.

    I took one to the vet to get put down, never again.... the old girl knew. I've put a few dogs down in my time. It's a thing that stays with me a day or two afterwards, but I always make sure they never see it coming. There's nothing like a dog to break your heart.
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    21st Century Masstock?

    From my experience namibia is mostly large scale livestock farming maybe not animal numbers but expansive. One of the places I was staying was 80,000 hectares but only had 1000 cattle 7000 sheep which is still pretty impressive. I don't actually remember seeing any cereal crops being grown, they...
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    21st Century Masstock?

    Where are you flying into? I lived in Namibia for 2 years
  16. Hooby Farmer

    Hilux 2013 3.0d died while driving

    Perhaps gunge build up in the tank into lift pump? Happened mine last autumn, half a days job sorted it, tank off cleaned it out.
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    Lorry driver shortage

    The guy that works to me part time is a truck driver. He was offered a Mon-Fri long haul job £1000/week. He currently works for a big recycling firm, he's on £15/hour plus time and half if he works Sundays and gets a £3000 bonus every 6 months. @Sambo The company he works for charges £200/hour...
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    Bovines learned to use the bathroom

    @Jonny B88 has been doing this for years!!
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    Combine reliability

    Running an old jd 950 and 955 nothing major ever happens they used to cut 300ish ac between them but now down to 33 so the work load is reduced the last few years. It's the usual metal fatigue and random steel pipes that split on the first time round the field. Wouldn't mind a few more acres to...
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    Old seed drills

    Still have a MF 30 do around 30acres a year. Neighbours up until last year drilled about 400+ acres a year with MF500