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  1. thesilentone

    Don't buy any JD gear from Chechnya

    It appears the Russians have cleaned out a Ukranian JD dealer and several farms.
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    Is it time to take control of our data (before someone else does)

    With the huge advances in technology and it's ability to store data, positioning and when in use, has the time now come for the Agricultural Industry to take control of it's own information. Whether it is grain or vegetable yields, dairy production, fuel consumption, weight or herd numbers...
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    Will we never get it right - PR Disaster !!!!

    So, the BBC has reported about the changes to milk labeling, from a farm, with cows standing in sxxt, and water as a backdrop. As most people know, water attracts bacteria, bacteria causes disease.............. The narrative has been conveniently shifted from Supermarkets to farms, even though...
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    Pet owners face £20,000 fines and jail time for feeding their pets a vegan diet

    UK pet owners are being warned they face fines of up to £20,000 fines and a possible jail sentence for not feeding their four-legged friend the correct diet. It comes after a study found more pet owners are feeding their pets a vegan diet. Cats need meat to survive as they can develop health...
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    Newton Rigg - The Final
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    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
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    Land-based educational charity secure one of Newton Rigg College's sites

    A land-based educational charity has secured the future of one of Newton Rigg College's sites.The Ernest Cook Trust will continue to operate Low Beckside Farm, Mungrisdale, as a crucial learning resource for the region.The Trust’s Chairman of Trustees, Andrew Christie-Miller, said: “We have been...
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    Machinery jobs

    From my old contacts, I'm often sent emails like the one below. If anyone is interested, or knows anyone who might be, PM me and I'll send the contact details. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hope you are keeping...
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    'Meat a threat to our Planet'

    Going back to this programme in 2019, after sending a complaint in 2019, which I followed up in late 2020, the BBC has finally responded. I asked what they would do to compensate UK farmers for the damage caused by biased reporting, the response is below, you will need to make your own...
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    New Landrover Pick-Up.........maybe.

    "Land Rover cancelled plans to turn the new Defender into a pickup truck, but the manufacturer may be softening its position and planning a new open-back variant. Before the Defender was launched last year, Land Rover was working on plans to create a pickup variant. However, while the Defender...
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    Save Newton Rigg !!!!

    Newton Rigg College will be closed in July 2021, unless some efforts are made to save it. This is an Agricultural College in the middle of the UK's most farming dominated County. The knock-on effect will be devastating to Cumbria, especially now. Efforts are being made, however the more...
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    A condensed version of the UK-EU Agreement.
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    Not sure how many are members (Nature Friendly Farming Network). Just received their ' A Practical Guide ' to net zero carbon. Full of fairly obvious ideas of how to contribute to this goal, however, they are very specific in stating 'try to avoid' Bioenergy and anaerobic digestion. Anyone...
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    Spar Milk

    Recently my wife has bought full fat milk from our local Spar for convienience. She normally buys Muller Milk from Aldi/Asda ?? On the last two occasions the Spar Milk has gone off long before the use before date, the last one three days before. This is a terrible advert for Spar, British...
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    In 2020 how the hell is this still going on ? This does untold damage to the Industry...
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    Newton Rigg College

    It has been announced that Newton Rigg will close sometime in the middle of next year. Once the Center of Excellence for the Forestry Industry, and well known to most Dairy and Sheep Farmers in the UK. Sitting in the middle of one of the UK's largest Dairy areas, which is dominated by...
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    Widespread famines of "biblical proportions"

    What if anything is the UK doing to help?? Widespread famines of "biblical proportions" - that is the warning by the United Nations, which says COVID-19 could cause an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. It says the number of people who cannot get enough to eat could double by the end of...
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    Number of cows needed to produce 100 litre's of milk

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    World Biogas Expo email received today.

    The World Biogas Expo Postponed to 7-8 October 2020 16 March 2020 We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and related WHO and government guidelines. With responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors and after consulting with our Advisory Board and key...
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    Liquid milk consumption drops by 50% since 1974

    Shocking, time some marketing was done to arrest this trend.