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  1. Princess Pooper

    Anyone heard about Newark Livestock Market!

    That's certainly what a former regular Newark vendor told me last week too, He was disgusted and will continue to use Darlington (doesn't like Melton) and says better price covers the extra travel cost (and he is south of Newark).
  2. Princess Pooper

    All things Dairy

    Yes, Wintersell Titan. We don't want our cows getting any bigger on heavy land and that is a breeding criteria.
  3. Princess Pooper

    All things Dairy

    She is our first, but we have another 5 to come in.
  4. Princess Pooper

    All things Dairy

    And we are off, calving 2020 has started. A Torque daughter out of a Titan dam, 6 days early. Aunty interfering in the background.
  5. Princess Pooper

    Churches and farming

    Exactly the same here, I am treasurer of a small church in Leicestershire and the insurance is our biggest cost. We are still struggling to get a new roof following metal theft. One of the problems is I just don't have the time to plough through all the grant applications. Once we have a roof...
  6. Princess Pooper

    Tesco wtf?

    Our dairy sells cheese to all the multiples and has said in the past that Aldi and Lidl are by far the most straightforward to deal with.
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    Interesting day

  8. Princess Pooper

    Very low butterfat milk sample.

    yes, comes on automatically every 20 mins and driver also supposed to agitate before sampling. It was straight up back over 4 again next test.
  9. Princess Pooper

    wildlife offers

    Got my Mid-Tier in at 10 to midnight. Realised we had no field parcel number for the old buildings that we were applying for the maintenance option on so had to hastily do a new map an RLE1 as well - good thing we can submit RLE1s digitally now! Found it very frustrating that a lot of the good...
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    Very low butterfat milk sample.

    Suspect it is a sample error, particularly if the next one is back up. We had a payment sample come back as 3.07 last week down from 4.3 2 days previous. We had milk recorded the same period and the bulk sample taken just 4 hours before the tanker was 4.17!
  11. Princess Pooper

    Cow activity & cow flow

    Flies again - plus probably the novelty of your new electric pole. They get the benefit of each other's tails and they hope their flies will go and pester their neighbour. Seems crazy to group together on a hot day but they do. Our black Angus bull always has more flies than the cows. Today we...
  12. Princess Pooper

    Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) Round 2: COVID-19 Update

    Thanks for replies, all sorted and they have confirmed that as long as the claim is in with evidence by en of 31st, then even if the evidence needs tweaking a bit they will still contact us, after date, rather than rejecting. One more photo and then I'm done! We had actually ordered (and have...
  13. Princess Pooper

    Cow activity & cow flow

    It is nearly always to do with fresh air and / or flies.
  14. Princess Pooper

    Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) Round 2: COVID-19 Update

    Just pulling together the last few photos for our claim - had a significant delay on one item (not Covid related). Have sent an email query and will try phoning, but my query is: We have bought multiple items eg 10 heat detection collars, 4 solar energisers. I have one photo of all 10 collars...
  15. Princess Pooper

    staff systems

    In the case quoted they couldn't go longer because other things in the way eg a road.
  16. Princess Pooper

    What does Wolds land mean?

    I was involved in some research for this project on the grazing marsh - absolutely fascinating.
  17. Princess Pooper

    Review of the Highway Code

    It would be really good if anyone who has to move livestock along or across the road at any point could respond to this and ensure that we are not forgotten please. This consultation might give some cyclists an even greater sense of superiority, we have problems with some of them thinking they...
  18. Princess Pooper

    staff systems

    Local farmer 500 cows decided to put a parallel parlour in so they have 2 24/48's side by side. Cows all run as one herd and use the same yards, just decide which parlour they want. One person milking in each, done in 2 hours.
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    Most efficient way to cool down a greenhouse?

    You can buy a screening mesh which provides a thin shade, I've seen it used to provide shade for livestock in hot countries like South Africa. Just create a frame to hang it from like a loose tent.
  20. Princess Pooper

    Tb vaccine for cattle on the way?

    I'll stand corrected as I have read a bit more. The vaccine is the standard BCG vaccine, which is what is used on humans and badgers. What is new is the test - it is a different test that can tell the difference bewtween infected/vacinated, so strictly speaking it's not a new cattle vaccine...

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