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    Redback boots at Highland show?

    Highway shearing might have them, Dave will definitely be at the show. He is usually between the sheep pens and the shearing. It’s certainly worth popping in to see
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    Today NOT at work

    Coaching the local YF girls tug of war It’s really nice to be asked back to help out, abs give something back to the club that I got so much from in my time as a member
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    Nettles!!!

    I’m basically wanting to clean it up so that I can sow a crop in the next 4 weeks. Got a 10 acre field thst was sown in grass after forage rape/stubble turnip mix. Glyphosate didn’t kill the nettles so when the field was cultivated the nettles were spread all over the field. Fantastic grass abs...
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    Nettles!!!

    Hijacking the thread a wee bit. Got some serious beds of nettles in fields ear marked for either new grass, arable silage or brassica forage. There is also creeping and spear thistle, docks…….. Thinking about spraying with headland polo at 3.5 l per ha (tff marketplace £68 for 10l) then do the...
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    Docking chute and iron

    I’m looking to use a chute this year for doing lambs but will be begging, stealing or borrowing one until I find out how things go. I lamb inside but this year I didn’t do anything to the lambs other than number at turnout. It meant that Lambs could go out 12-24 sooner Less losses due to miss...
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    Shearing 2022

    Day 2 of the season 73 pedigree beltex
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    Grinding paper glue

    No it will not. End of discussion You need to either - less pressure applied through pendulum - less swipes across the paper - change papers more often - ensure that cutter is landing absolutely flat on the disc
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    Black Cheviots?

    @Sharpy the biggest flock of VBN that I do is 5 sheep, they are bigger than most tups, wool everywhere and just plain awkward. Folk are happy to pay £20 so why not??
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    Black Cheviots?

    VBN wool is actually very valuable, it’s the sheep under the wool that is far from commercially viable. I charge £20 to shear them and the fleece is worth roughly £25, shorn twice a year that’s £10/head profit on the wool
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    Black Cheviots?

    valais blacknose are worth more than a texel but doesn’t mean they are large scale commercially viable
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    Black Cheviots?

    Yes that is correct to a certain extent Any black must be called and the rousie picks it out, and it’s thrown in the bin or down the porthole. A fleece with any more than 3 or 4 black spots is discarded. Animals in stud flocks are definitely marked for culling, in commercial flocks it depends on...
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    Bullocks for sale. UA Stirling

    Miles off killing weight and condition Bigger ones would need 3 months on a finishing ration, smaller ones summer at grass then inside August/September to finish
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    Bullocks for sale. UA Stirling

    Been there, done that. Approximately £100 per head better off selling store, before factoring in labour/time. We buy in everything apart from grass (and we have some pretty crap grass too)
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    Bullocks for sale. UA Stirling

    Getting ready for this week, 39 going to Stirling. Fingers crossed that trade will balance out the cost of inputs
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    Black Cheviots?

    That post really has knocked a pound or two off the value of this wee lad
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    You know you are lambing /calving when?

    When you choke the washing machine with all the spare rubber rings you have in your pockets
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    You know you are lambing /calving when?

    Got this from a mate this morning
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    Livestock pictures

    Erm. So so. He is nt x q gene. he has been with cows all winter so not looking at his best. That was him a few days after the sale, 1236kg
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    Livestock pictures

    Yup that’s him
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    Livestock pictures

    Wilodge LJ out of goldies musical
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