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  1. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    It’s very vague, letter with more detail to follow in coming days.
  2. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Deal between abp and dale farm for bull calves. Use their selected aa sires on some of herd and they will pay bonus on these animals.
  3. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    What did folk make of the dale farm email in today? Looks a good idea but I just get the feeling it will turn out like everything else and be another rod to beat us with.
  4. Wishful Thinker

    Sheep Scanning

    Live and learn. Bought ewe lambs cheap enough, getting near a fat price where I’ll just shift empties on.
  5. Wishful Thinker

    Sheep Scanning

    58 ewes lambs...... 38 empty 12 singles 8 doubles. That went well. [emoji30] 3 weeks and a beltex ram lamb that must have been too small obviously was a bad call. Knew he couldn’t cope with them all but thought that he would have got at least half of them.
  6. Wishful Thinker

    Sheep Scanning

    58 ewes lambs...... 38 empty 12 singles 8 doubles. That went well. [emoji30] 3 weeks and a beltex ram lamb that must have been too small obviously was a bad call. Knew he couldn’t cope with them all but thought that he would have got at least half of them.
  7. Wishful Thinker

    Sheep Scanning

    58 ewes lambs...... 38 empty 12 singles 8 doubles. That went well. [emoji30] 3 weeks and a beltex ram lamb that must have been too small obviously was a bad call. Knew he couldn’t cope with them all but thought that he would have got at least half of them.
  8. Wishful Thinker

    Sheep Scanning

    58 ewes lambs...... 38 empty 12 singles 8 doubles. That went well. [emoji30] 3 weeks and a beltex ram lamb that must have been too small obviously was a bad call. Knew he couldn’t cope with them all but thought that he would have got at least half of them.
  9. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    No point having a robot if you can’t have a lie in!!
  10. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Can’t ever remember a night so clear in January but so mild. Will we pay for it come spring?
  11. Wishful Thinker

    Rolling back silage pit sheets

    Send the wife up now. I’ve a bad foot and awful balance. Hate cutting the cover but let her. It’s £60 not work the risk
  12. Wishful Thinker

    All things Dairy

    Wilson
  13. Wishful Thinker

    All things Dairy

    Not a job you want on a Sunday morning. That’s 4th one broke in just over a year, nearly 10%, poor form that. 3rd calver just out of robot, didn’t excite herself last lactation, more than making up for it this time and still with a good broad back.
  14. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Anyone’s tanks filling up quicker than expected? Must be a lot of rain water running in.
  15. Wishful Thinker

    High yielding dry cow diet???🐄🤔

    Diet sounds ok, what is your procedure just before and after they calf. I see you have said in to a straw pen before and after but how close is it to dry cows and milking parlour? Is it awkward to get to? Do they get warm water once they calf? What’s the build up of meal like?
  16. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    What’s everyone make of these nurse strikes? Seems to be causing fair bit of tension
  17. Wishful Thinker

    Weight of 10ft gang slat

    Worst case say solid slab. 3.05x1.2x.18m. Density of concrete 2.4??? So 1.6t. Prob couple 100kgs less. Hope my maths is right.
  18. Wishful Thinker

    All things Dairy

    Nice heifer calf but can’t get the wee brute to suck, born on Sunday. Any tips? Tried honey, chocolate in roof of mouth and missing a feed. Try getting it to drink from a bucket?
  19. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Wasn’t expecting a drop this month. Disappointing
  20. Wishful Thinker

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Exactly. Salmon fishing, must only start after September, but always rush last week, no room left on road so start to park in yard. An annoyance for a week, pick the battles.

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