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  1. hoyboy

    I don't think I could farm down south....

    Well it's the same colour isn't it? 😂
  2. hoyboy

    I don't think I could farm down south....

    How many of you guys would get away with this without causing mayhem?
  3. hoyboy

    Foot rot - footvax

    I'll trim a ewe's foot once, and allamycin if necessary but she will be marked for culling. I have plenty ewe hogg replacement so not afraid to cull out problems. At the same time trying to up numbers too so don't want to go too extreme, I have 390 ewe hoggs to play with this year. I culled 250...
  4. hoyboy

    Foot rot - footvax

    We're getting more and more foot rot here. Pretty strict at culling any bad feet before tupping but it just keeps on appearing in others. Tups are the worst. I buy hill Cheviots at Dingwall and try to stay clear of anything that looks like it has feet problems but a year later and their feet...
  5. hoyboy

    Dear Minette Liz and Rishi

    Heard a story about one fella I know, qms asked do you haul your own livestock? Yes. Do you have a plan in place for any emergency that may occur during transport? He replied - they're are public toilets on my route to the mart
  6. hoyboy

    Dear Minette Liz and Rishi

    Activist activity plan - tell her you keep a loaded 12 bore in the parlour with you just incase. From my experience you can tell them / write down anything you want as long as it's a slightly plausible answer. Whole thing is a joke. I didn't have a rodenticide environmental risk assessment or...
  7. hoyboy

    quick fixes, bodges and creations

    Got me some of these 22 amp fuses the other day. Do a grand job on the welder.
  8. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    I've shifted thousands of bales and never had any fall off on a public road. Had plenty fall off on farm tracks when I was a kid but that's how you learn to build them on a trailer properly. Only going a few miles a single 3rd row and no straps. Longer distances a full trailer and use straps...
  9. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    Wouldn't dream of it. The trailer light socket doesn't work on that tractor
  10. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    Some people don't know how to build bales on a trailer. You could have all the straps in the world and have the bales hanging all ways like hoor's fanny and it be a lot more unsafe than a properly built load without straps.
  11. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    I doubt the brakes on that old trailer will be fit to anchor it hard enough for that to happen. Only way those bales will fall off is if it ends up on its side... Then straps will just slow down the job of getting it righted and re loaded before some do gooder calls it in
  12. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    To be fair the old maxxum is not the usual pony to draw that cart. Trailer is a one off build (not for me, I bought it second hand). It's a 12t grain body built to dump trailer spec, 10mm floor, 8mm sides, 26t running gear. She's 6.75t empty, be about 23t in it there, it will tip that but not...
  13. hoyboy

    Sheet your load.......

    I'd better get the sheet looked out to keep things legal
  14. hoyboy

    Maxxamon treated grain

    I wonder if ad blue could be used a grain preservative. It is 40 odd percent urea. Hose it on through an auger.
  15. hoyboy

    Cows or no cows

    I would say the machinery side of it maybe isn't such a huge cost yet but looking ahead it could get expensive to replace equipment like for like. Having had 200hp+ for the past 15 years we've ended up running with a few bits of kit that would struggle on smaller tractors. Forage wagon (got some...
  16. hoyboy

    Cows or no cows

    No but the one not being used to put out slurry, haul grass etc will wear them less 😂
  17. hoyboy

    Swede seed rate

    It will depend on seed spacing and row width. There was once a chart for this on the back of a certain brand of seed. Hopefully it is published online somewhere or someone here may have it? I was looking for this a few days ago too.
  18. hoyboy

    Cows or no cows

    That's my point, it's not the cows that are paying for it.
  19. hoyboy

    Cows or no cows

    I I do hope you are right. Not that the current bunch of incumbents will get any support from me 😂 Although to be fair they do have a better record of backing farming than anyone in Westminster. At the the latest NFUS meeting they raised the point that unless England changes tack on their...
  20. hoyboy

    Cows or no cows

    Our replacement rate has been high the last 3 years to get on top of problems. Seen a vast improvement since ditching Charollais and simi. Been quite strict about what is going back to the bull. Im not bothered about producing sale topping animals. Much rather take a bit less for them and have...
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