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  1. ShooTa

    Faecal counts ??

    just to update this - ended up getting an apex micro - have been doing regular tests with it since july/aug and its been a winner - and at a saving of £15 going to vets (did a few comparison tests to check i was on the ball) rather than my own time (im getting faster at the ident now) is worth...
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    Pigeon shooting

    and Pigeons . edit bugger beaten to it.
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    sheep abortion

    ive just caught up on this horrendous but invaluable thread - i hope youve all had a better year so far -and @cotswoldcs how did you end up running the ewes?
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    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    good to know that yale fences - always worth knowing a competant one....
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    Sheep shearing 2019

    didnt say - dogello areaa i think
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    NWF Ewe Rolls

    Curious why you feed at 14%cp when most permanant pasture is 13-5% from the little research i can find
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    Do we have this in the UK? If not why not?

    might be worth having those stats knocked up and then some judicious in-store stickering
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    NWF Ewe Rolls

    my other half went to that meeting - came away very dislusioned with the soya being rammed out as the only way. and yeah it seemed it was only aimed at the indoor feeders rather than an actual sheep farmer..(wahaay for doing it outdoors)
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    New Desktop

    scan or overclockers - if your building - if your not - winter holiday specials from pcworld etc but beware of bloatware (the programs that ship with the PCs that you do not want nor need ) lenovo is a particular menace for that - so best bang for buck is a special deal combined with a clean...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    i guess you wouldnt own the handling equip but contract it in?
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Talking of meetings - my better half went to one near her on getting ready for lambing - said most of it was pushing soya based tmr style feed ( cheapest and best (?) for of DUP) and improving indoor lambing... and weirdly (im scanning her notes) that they are calmer when not fed cereals -...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    I like that idea - i was wondering about rebar but hadnt clocked about the poly idea... i was about to go start cleaving some oak but ive not got a brake made yet.
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    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    @Yale - not heard anything - but not left the homestead - will listen out in the pub on sun for news. and in town if i head in tomorrow. cant be good mind you.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    talking fibreglass - ive been watching gjudys videos through again and hes got some 3/4 in posts made from teh stuff - is there anyone in the uk doing them - or a source that isnt standard fencing...(ie can be made fit for purpose)
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    Advice for young farmer on holistically managed farm - Devon, UK

    Ahh Richard Perkins fans - welcome.
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    cabled tied bird

    epsitein of the pidgeon world?
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    Pasture Pod

    yep just replugged in my pod to take it for some bedtime listening.
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    Coming Home For Lambing.

    fine - you have a pet crow on the fencepost - is it as good at herding as the dog?
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    as certain grazers say - theres time to remove that from you flock. @Woolless ask yourself will it have enough leaf/solar panel on it in the spring?
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    yep a tyre on the back will help make a line

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