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    Battery cages

    Could anyone confirm if this photo is the old style battery cage or an enriched one. The image was used in a presentation at my daughters school about Veganism to demonstrate factory farming. My 15 year old daughter told the teacher this photo would not be in the UK as it was illegal to keep...
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    Situation Vacant Assistant Herdsman- Peak District Derbyshire

    We are looking for a Assistant Herdsperson to be a part of a team of 4 for our 330 cow, 500 acre dairy farm. The herd is autumn block calving and run on a paddock grazing system, making maximum use of grazed grass through a fully tracked paddock system. We rear around 90 replacements every year...
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    Solar PV monitoring

    My solar panels have never performed as well as expected after being fitted nearly 4 years ago. I have had the following proposal. What do forum members think? The Client has one 49.5KWp rooftop solar array which has not been regularly tested/inspected and the system is known to be...
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    Situation Vacant Assistant Herds Person

    We are looking for a Assistant Herdsperson to be a part of a team of 4 for our 330 cow, 500 acre dairy farm. The herd is autumn block calving and run on a paddock grazing system, making maximum use of grazed grass through a fully tracked paddock system. We rear around 90 replacements every...
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    Machinery Dispersal Buxton Derbyshire

    https://www.grahamwatkins.co.uk/uploads/events/files/598_0_catalogue.pdf Local retirement sale of a family farm. Most of the equipment has been owned from new and will have been well cared for.
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    New Fertilizer Company?

    A friend of mine has had the following email. Dear , Wishing you very well ! A7Catalyst is an international fertilisers trader based in London , offering direct sales from chemical plants to farmers rather than the usual path to importers , wholesalers and distributors before reaching farms...
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    Situation Vacant Assistant Herdsperson OR GFW

    We are looking for a worker to be a part of a team of 4 for our 330 cow , 500 acre dairy farm. The herd is autumn block calving and run on a paddock grazing system, making maximum use of grazed grass through a fully tracked paddock system. We rear around 90 replacements every year born over an 8...
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    ETA boiler servicing Derbyshire

    can anyone recommend a company to do an annual service on an ETA 70kw woodchip biomass boiler. Company who installed it went bust. Local ETA agent don't seem interested in doing it. Fed up of contacting them and getting no where. Even pointed out that they hadn't invoiced me for last years...
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    CTS error 12 years ago

    Just logged on to CTS this evening to do some birth registrations and movements. Had the red traffic light on the home page for an error to correct. Turned out to be a Holstein bull calf born September 2006 and moved at nearly 4 weeks old to Staffordshire Calves and then exported to Holland...
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    Early vigour wheat for DD

    I am looking for recommendations for winter wheat varietys with early vigorous growth for direct drilling on an upland farm. I have 26 acres of first wheat to go into burnt off intensive grassland and 30 acres of continuous wheat that has been mucked and one pass with a short disc. I have used...
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    Traffic near Silverstone

    Going on a cruise holiday tomorrow from Southampton. Would normally go down M42/M40 but just realised it's the British GP at Silverstone tomorrow. Is this likely to cause much of a hold up on the M40? Can't find any warnings on line. Would be passing through likely congested area around...
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    Obtaining Lely mower spares

    Independent mechanic I use is struggling to get hold of spares needed to fix my Splendimo 320mc. It needs a new inside bed segment (different to the rest as it takes the drive shaft) and a standard bed segment. Apparently spares now handled by Agco but they don't seem to be able to supply these...
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    Wanted 40 August calving cows or heifers grazing type

    looking for 40 cows or in calf heifers to calve August to mid September. Would also consider July Calver's . Grazing type genetics required. Preferably TB4 area and well vaccinated.
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    Maximum file size to email RPA?

    Hi Trying to correct remote sensing findings and have got an email address out of RPA (ruralpayments@defra.gsi.gov.uk) and title Land viewer map query followed by your SBI number. Attached a covering letter and 5 photos of the cow tracks they have removed (total file size 23 MB) and RPA thrown...
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    Changing fuel filter on R series JD

    How do you get the old filter off? Do you twist the ring at the top off then slide the filter straight down as you would with a 30 series. I can't get it to move and am reluctant to give it to much wellie as the casting doesn't look that strong
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    LED lights on a JCB telehandler

    just looking st swapping my JCB and there is now an option for LED lights instead of halogen for around £450 extra. Anyone done this and what do you think of them? Start at 5:15am every morning loading the mixer wagon so the lights get plenty of use!
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    Farm Solutions staff agency

    I am currently looking at using these to provide me with a new Herdsman after my current Herdsman retires. He's with LKL but looking to try someone else as getting zero communication from them. Has anyone used Farm Solutions and how have you found them to work with?
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    Situation Vacant Head Herdsman 340 cows-Derbyshire

    Due to retirement we are looking to recruit a Head Herdsperson Location The farm is located in the village of Flagg between Bakewell and Buxton in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. This picturesque location has excellent local schools and amenities close by. The Farm The farm...
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    Disc Conditioner Mower : Kverneland - 4032

    Disc Conditioner Mower : Kverneland - 4032 Category: Disc Conditioner Mower Manufacturer: Kverneland Price: Open to offers Condition: Used Description: KV Taruup 4032 mower conditioner spares or repair Images: See the full size images for this listing on the classifieds by clicking...
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    Best deals on umbilical pipe

    I am looking for 200m of 100mm layflat. What brands to avoid and which to go for? What are prices like now, I think I paid just under £9/m when I had my set up new about 8 years ago.

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