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    Any sales, shows or markets on this Saturday 16th feb?

    Got the boys this Saturday and want to take them out somewhere, the 5 year old loves farming. So anything on in the east mids? I’m a farmer myself not some townie wanting to blend in.
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    Poultry farm work

    Hi everyone, is anyone looking for any staff on poultry farms? I’m hard working and although not got any experience in poultry farming willing to learn. Currently work in agriculture but due to relationship break down need something with more regular hours so I can commit to seeing my boys. I’m...
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    Dorset ewes

    I’m going to have 30-40 Dorset ewes for sale in coming months, mixed ages registered with the society, lambing at the moment. Will consider selling with lambs at foot. Only selling due to giving up some grazing. East Midlands area.
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    Building on smallholding

    I’ve recently separated from my partner and moved into rented accommodation. This is far from ideal neighbours don’t like my dogs, no garden for kids and generally not my kind of environment. Thinking of going for planning on my mother’s land that I run my 100 sheep from. There’s no electric and...
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    Can a texel tup start throwing a big head.

    I’ve used the same tup for 4 if not 5 lambings and this year the ewes are having trouble giving birth, it’s like this year the lambs heads are a lot broader than previous. All the ewes have lambed before and are pure Dorset’s same as previous just this year I’m have issues. Can it be he’s...
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    Ewe rolls

    Can anyone tell me how many metre cubed 3 ton of rolls is?? Thank you
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    Turkey weigh

    Hi sorry to keep bothering you all with my questions, first thing I’ve ever done with turkeys this year. Weighed an average bird today and weighed 9.2lb what’s it likely to weigh by Christmas there on ablib mole valley turkey finisher. Anything I can do to make them put more on? Thanks in...
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    Kill out % of turkeys

    Hi everyone looking for an expert I’ve 3 turkeys growing for Christmas, going to weigh them tomorrow see how there doing. Am I right in thinking there about 75% kill out? So a 15lb live weight will give 10lb dead weight.
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    Syncing heifers

    I’ve 4 Hereford cross heifers that I’m wanting to synchronise to AI in January. Can anyone tell me what the costs are? For synchronising and for the AI technician please. I’ve been quoted a price for the straws but nothing else so thought you guys might be able to help. I’m based in East...
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    Killing weight

    I’ve some 50% welsh 50% large white fattening pigs about 25 weeks old, what weight should I kill them at? They look finished but only weighing around 80kg. Don’t want them getting too fat but want to get the best out of them.
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    Sheep clippers

    I’m needing some new clippers for dagging out ect, not enough work to warrant a professional motor and hand piece has anyone used these??
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    Feed store

    Hi everyone want some advice please, I’m thinking of building a shed about 20ft x 12ft 8 ft high to have my sheep feed blown into, bags cost an extra £400 last year. Going for steel uprights and beams, timber purlins and tin roof. Plenty on air vents. Concrete floor only thing is what should I...
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    Boar for hire??

    Long shot but has anyone a large white boar available to hire in the December/ January?? I’m in East Midlands nr Grantham
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    Hereford cross heifers

    I’ve just brought 4 Hereford cross dairy cow heifers to breed from. There about 12 months old on good hay how much meal should I be feeding? And what protein? All help appreciated.

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