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  1. shearerlad

    Shearing 2022

    Made an early start to the 2022 shearing season. Hitting the big numbers with 5 VBL and one Suffolk 💪🏻💪🏻
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    Cattle shed lights

    Lights in the cattle sheds are starting to give a bit of bother. They have a mixture of hanging pendant 100w bulbs, halogen and metal halide lamps, the later being 150w. My ideal scenario would be to replace a few at a time with LED lamps. Looking for recommendations as to size and brand of...
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    Spare parts online

    Has anyone had dealings with this company?
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    Tyre sizes

    What’s the widest tyre option for a 38x15 rear wheel? Currently running 460/85R38 and 420/85R24 on the front.
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    Weaning sale lambs.

    I’m planning to sell a bunch of store lambs in 4 days time, but when is the best time to wean? I was through one mob today and left the sale lambs with their mothers, rest of the lambs trailered away. It would make life much easier if the lambs were lotted and running on their own but don’t...
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    Indoor bulling

    Struggling for grass this spring and cows will be in for another 2-3 weeks unless there is a serious shift in growth. Ideally the bulls would be put out to work around the 25th of this month which is usually after turnout. Is there any issues with putting bulls to work inside at this time of...
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    Feed blocks/buckets

    I’ve taken on a bit of ground this autumn for sheep grazing only. The ground is in reasonable condition but hasn’t been grazed since last summer (2019). There is a nice flush of green grass and white clovers coming through a lot of rank and dead standing stuff. It’s stocked at roughly 2...
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    Store cattle UA Stirling

    34 limmy yearling tomorrow
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    JD 6R radio

    Recently had to change your main tractor to a 6130R. It has the basic radio that does work through the screen but doesn’t have Bluetooth. What radio head unit would folk recommend to put in that we oils ideally integrate with the screen to pull up contacts etc
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    Tractor tribute to the NHS
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    Prattley winch not braking

    Just gathering up my mobile yard (Scotpen) that’s been modified with a genuine prattley winch. The winch is wanting to unwind it’s self which isn’t ideal! Any ideas how to sort it out?
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    First go at paddock grazing

    Got a 9 acre field that’s not been grazed since September. I can split it roughly into quarters with electric and have a mob of 140 ewes on the first quarter. It got a good cover of wet lush autumn grass but not sure how bare to take it for the winter and next growing season.
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    Strange requests

    Currently shearing in Norway. Was on farms yesterday shearing breeding stock and when doing the ewe lambs the farmer asked me to cut off any secondary pairs of teats. His reason being that lambs want to latch onto them instead of the milking teats.
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    SBA Beef event at Bethelnie

    Many folk going? Think it could be a wellies and flexothanes day!
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    GPS guidance

    Looking for some advice on which simple GPS guidance system to go for. Livestock farm all in grass or brassica break crop so only needing a basic one. Fert applications, grassland spraying and mowing. Tia
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    Deformed lambs with photos

    I've had an unusual number of deformed lambs this year. I thought I’d share them on here for interests sake. Small lamb born second in a pair of twins. Tiny body with twisted spine. Beltex out of an Aberfeild x Cheviot gimmer This one was coming breached with its back feet right under the...
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    Some help please

    Looking for some advice from the TFF collective. A few years ago I did some work for a guy but I still haven’t been paid. He is based in one of the southern counties of England, so I drove a round trip of over 1000 miles, so fuel and wear on my vehicle and the wearing parts of my tools that...
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    Unwell calf

    Some help please 3 day old calf is not great. His temp is 37.1, sitting up but not standing, hock joints warm and swollen. Eyes are a bit cloudy. Just been tubed with mother’s milk and effadryl. Vet was out 3 hours ago and gave marbocyl and metacam. And suggestions?
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    Machinery dealership needing a kick in the [email protected]#

    While at the county show at the beginning of August I went into a tractor dealer stand looking for a demo. Currently using their brand, sourced from them so though it would be straight forward. Palmed off by 3 reps, the fourth reluctantly took my details. I chased them up with a couple of calls...
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    Bomford triblade topper

    How do you get into tighten the bolts for the centre gearbox? Nuts are on top of the topper but bolt heads seem to be hidden somewhere underneath. Tia