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    Log Homes

    It looks like a Buddhist Temple. If it had some wind chimes and gold leaf trimmings.
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    Flat kale

    Google ''Kale and Urea Antagonism''. My knowledge of the interactions between urea toxicity, seedling development and its effect on subsequent physiological characteristics in the adult plant, has not developed beyond basic degree level, but a search as suggested might convince you that not all...
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    Sheep Scanning

    Geld, Barren, Eild, Yeld, Empty, Ann Widecomme, Any more regional terms?
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    Flat kale

    I seem to recall that Kale and Urea is not a good combination. Next year, try Ammonium Nitrate instead.
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    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    Set stocking can compete with rotational grazing in terms of efficiency, if the same management effort is put into each system. And in a well-run set-stocking system, you can have a few days off, so long as the neighbour or the postman can contact you in an emergency. In most years, a...
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    Calving Ease of Herd

    Or just short-legged Charolais. In the UK, Charolais or Charolais crosses as a suckler cow have never really caught on. Too big and too little milk might be the main reasons. And they aren't regarded as being suitable for out wintering in poor weather. SAC near Edinburgh had trial with them...
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    If you tell lies you'll get caught out eventually

    I am a he, as it turns out. But how do I know you're not an old wether with delusions of grandeur?
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    Badger cull

    I take your point, and yes I have been a long-standing NFUS member and one-time office holder. But there is a lot of wisdom within the farming and rural communities, including those with sporting, conservation, veterinary, scientific and communication expertise. Individually these people have...
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    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    You don't have any cows, do you? And for a number of reasons, dairy cross suckler cows have all but disappeared. The Holstein and disease risks have seen to that.
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    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    Twinning on a second calf is a none starter. 1. It creates extra work. 2. The bought-in calves will be expensive if they have any merit. 3. There is an immense risk of buying in disease. 4. You will normally end up with two poor calves. Even though suckler cows have four teats, they...
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    Self Feed Silage

    Don't be silly. Regardless of feed value, good hay has a number of advantages. There is little risk of listeria. It is far easier to handle in confined spaces. It doesn't go off, even if lambs lie and shite on it. Any surplus can be kept for next year. You can go to the local shop...
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    Sheep Scanning

    His Double Theaves are someone else's Twinters.
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    Self Feed Silage

    Why don't you just use ring feeders, and if need be, buy or make some good hay that you can manhandle into them?
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    Badger cull

    This could be a very significant development, and help bring come common sense to the whole aspect of the harm caused by the explosion in badger numbers. What we need are nationwide groups of sensible farmers and other countrymen (not the NFU) who can form a lobby/advisory body as and when the...
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    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    There is hardly any grass-finished beef in the UK. Discuss.
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    Heterosexual Civil Partnerships

    And who would visit the sick and bereaved in times of need?
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    If you tell lies you'll get caught out eventually

    How do you know I'm a he?
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    If you tell lies you'll get caught out eventually

    Or maybe West Lothian!!!!
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    If you tell lies you'll get caught out eventually

    I reckon the Beef Shorthorn must have had a good deal of Dairy Shorthorn introduced. That would explain the high proportion of plain lean types.
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    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    Ideally. we should be aiming to produce the type of calf that good family butchers want to buy. And that is the type that will sell anywhere. Coupled with good haylage and judicious use of concentrates.

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