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    Biodiversity offsetting - Anyone done it?

    Looking for anyones experience, Ive been approached by two companies now regarding offsetting associated with nearby housing developments (on separate fields ) - One hasnt made any offer yet the other is offering £23k/ha upfront and £950/ha for 30 years linked to inflation - 0.5% with a 5% cap...
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    Fattening cull ewes - best ration?

    My current ration is basically good grass, adlib haylege and adlib brewers grains - what do others use, as Im looking to get abit more efficient - this set up only really existed to deal with a brewery taking liberties with me as a tip site for grain!
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    Improving land with muck? Is it still allowed - new rules?

    As it says - ive got the use of some thistle and blackgrass low indext (1) arable for the next 4 years FOC for grazing - and unlimited access to free pig and dairy slurry if wanted - Obviously the grazing is free to sort the weeds out for a clean return to arable in 2025- The previous arable...
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    Good agents in yorkshire for a PD application - Looking to errect 150-250sqm shed for machines and feed.

    As it says - its on a 16ha holding on a 5.33ha item I own - The shed I used to rent was sold and is to beocme housing so i need somewhere to store my gear.... local parish council goes judicial review on everything and is already threatening me so looking for someone who can do it good and...
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    BPS land issues

    I appreciate its last min, but basically had a mare transfering land on to my SBI - and my account still shows as no land available to view. This means when I generate my application , the land, perversely shows on the summary but states the area is ineligible to claim. I was advised all last...
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    Changing business to a LTD company effect on BPS

    Due to issues with the death of a landlord coinciding with renewal - I will probs have to rent my largest block on an short 2y FBT (replacing the previous 5y) due to the trustees rules or someenthig along these lines - as the clock is ticking I cant really argue - and they're not otherwise been...
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    Explain a few things about permitted development to me.... TA!

    Rightio - So I want to erect a shed / shelter for fodder storage on a field of 5.3 hectares, I farm about 35 Hectars (owned and FBT) and 20-60 hectares on handshakes, coffee and license varying from grass to volunteers and catch crops. The shed is to store Hay for the sheep - espcially as some...
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    County Council removed footpath kissing gate and replaced with swing gate

    As the title says they did this on a paved footpath after complaints the old high quality steel gates were too stiff and heavy (crud in the springs due to trees). They have replaced these with swing gates with 14inchbgaos under which are obviously not sheep proof. As I have a history of dog...
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    Lime in water trough

    I've got the use of some very over stood rough grazing free of charge (80ac) over winter. Acid ground around 4.2 and high but fine for swales csrrying singles and some easycare too. Owner said he used to leave limestone Rock in the water feeders and agitated it now and again. They're manually...
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    Is this OK... And what to do next...

    As per the pic. It's 1.6acre that was taken from 5000/kg dm ha. To 2100 in 6 days by sheep. Now instinct makes me want to top the left seed stalks... Worth noting about 50% of the seed heads have been eaten by the sheep. Will it regrow like this or will it need topping. Will i get decent regrowth.
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    The risks of steward ship?

    I've been considering putting alot of my poorer land into various mid tier options - non would have any major effect on productivity or land quality but would be of some environmental. Benefit. The issue is both on here and a few of my neighbours have warned me of the risks of getting stuck...
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    Why I bred from a rare breed

    As many know and some have seen - I've been breeding up my shedding easycare composites from hebridean base stock - aiming to always preserve the longetivty, hard as nails in all weather's and feed conversion of poor forage traits while also seeking higher growth rates when put onto good...
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    Wanted! Wanted! A peeling tup!

    I'm looking for any peeling tup of any white faced terminal breed! I just can't bare seeing any lambs with wool anymore.... Just had to clean some up and I've had enough! Compared to the shedding ewes who could swim in slurry and still be clean....
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    Buying calves - never done before what's involved

    As it says Thinking about buying 2-3 calves at mart and running for the summer, selling around October. What do I need to do for this? Have plenty of grass and access to conc. A Is the a dooer? I'm as interested in the benefits of cross grazing for my sheep as I am for the profit... Ie the...
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    Feeding yeast to sheep

    As it says I've been offered 2000l of yeast from a brewery. It tests good and is about 35% protein by dm. Can this be fed to sheep? Obviously in small amounts.
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    Explain cheviots to me....

    As it says - Just met a chap running 400 cheviots on a hill farm, formerly a swale/dalesbred farm. He recons the only difference between them is the cheviots are better escapees and slightly more up their own arses.......... but they have much better bodies, grow about the same on the hill but...
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    Green violent scours in lambs and hogs

    WHat could it be? Certainly not worms as FEC in the 50-70 range on all including unaffected. AB jab as per vets ins - but no difference. 22 out of a group of 35 retained ewe lambs (retained for breeding next year) - all vaccinated on Bravoixin. Lost 1 already to dehydration - the muck is...
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    Normal Perm Pasture DM yeilds - how to improve

    Ive got alot of PP land that is either free or rented short term - so options to improve are thin on the ground. THe last 2 years Ive been measuring grass growth, and I typically get 2 grazings a year off, both taking 3000,-3500 kg dm a time. THis gives a yeild of 6t/ha of DM. On my own improved...
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    Do mineral buckets / Supliments make a difference?

    As it says? Ive never bothered but this year had a few issues with poor lambs - they were grazing land deficient in everything (was arable for 45 years non stop, just NPK) on my normal pp and improved pp Ive never had the need as everything has been fine and growth rates good - I know my soils...
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    Tup has a dangly todger.... is it a problem?

    Went to do my pre tupping MOT on the boys and noticed that My suffolks todger was out about 3 inches down and dangling loose / swaying which ive never noticed before apart from when hes having a wazz or just about to go for it.... Its been out for two days, otherwise hes in good shape. Peeing...
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