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    Mrs Hall

    Well Baldrick, if you still fancy your chances with Mrs Hall you need to move quickly as I honestly think she has the hots for Tristan. No full frontals yet, nor graphic scenes of gross over familiarity, so no need to dash down to the cellar and your 60”wide screen with enhanced surround sound...
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    Small solar panel/s for stable block.

    Sorry if this has been covered in previous posts, but I rarely go on this particular topic. I need to provide LED lighting to a stable block and am hoping to do so using a few small panels. The total lighting wattage would be probably no more than about 200 watts, say half a dozen @ 10w and...
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    Hay tedding price per acre?

    As above I just need an idea what is the going rate for tedding grass please: will be done at least four or five times for hay, but just need the price per acre/ pass.
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    Water flow and gravity

    Basically we have had to install a new header tank to supply the farm by gravity. The old galvanised tanks were of 400 gallon capacity but are not now fit for purpose. The new tank is smaller but fed by a float switch activated pump which fills the tank in a matter of minutes. Admittedly the new...
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    Anybody remember Lupat grain bins, made in Otley Yorkshire?

    In the sixties when I was a child, there were a number of farms around here that fitted blue three ton Lupat grain bins to trailers. These steel containers collected the grain from combines and could be fitted with either a single grain chute or twin bagging points with over centre clamps to...
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    Comparable oil to ATF

    What other oil would work ok and be acceptable in a torque converter instead of ATF if a substitute were needed?
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    There goes half a tonne of barley!

    Don’t use my old 12m Hardi sprayer much these days, but for odds and ends it stays on my Massey 265 so that I can boast on The Farm Forum that I have a self propelled sprayer. Anyway, I had somehow managed to knock off a nozzle holder last autumn and forgot about it until I rocked up into a...
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    Dust storms

    Looking down towards the River Clwyd at Rhuddlan and there have been clouds of dust blowing all morning off acres of maize fields; God knows how many tonnes of soil have been blown out to sea! Never seen it before and quite frightening to witness!
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    JCB 531 70 construction spec.

    Has anyone any experience of these machines? Supposedly 105hp, is this enough waft for farm use? Apart from having no auto hitch how do they differ from Agri spec models?
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    Bullied by Priti Patel?

    How on Gods earth can anyone be bullied by someone as insignificant and ridiculous as this wretched little woman? Almost as absurd as being bullied by that posturing pantomime dwarf John Bercow!
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    Engine causing interference on reversing camera screen

    As above on a JCB loadall. Reversing camera screen gives a perfect image with just ignition switched on: but with the engine running the screen is much less clear with seemingly dozens of horizontal fine lines and a slight flickering image. Any ideas as to what might be causing this? Maybe...
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    What value for a shed for cattle?

    As above really, without any feed or bedding, but just for shed and water what would be a realistic price per head per month, or by square footage per month? I appreciate that this is a bit like ‘how long is a piece of string?’ if you think of the opportunity costs of more valued storage etc...
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    Forgiveness

    As the newly elected Bishop of Rhyl I thought it only incumbent upon me to reach out to all members of our community to offer succour, counsel and perhaps forgiveness to those among us who may feel the need to repent their sins. For it is only by seeking that inner peace that comes from an...
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    £40,000 for new Defender!?

    Just been reading a motoring article that estimates the new Land Rover Defender is likely to cost anything between £40,000 and £70,000! Obviously yet another Land Rover model aimed at the bloated Chelsea tractor market and way above the budget of most working farmers. Looks like I will have to...
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    Are you serious?

    Six thirty tonight, Christmas Eve, when all businesses have closed and most people are either dahn the pub, or in my case, at home with their families, I get a phone call asking if I can supply two bales of hay. Now, I don’t consider myself to be an unduly miserable soul. Unlike Ebenezer...
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    What to do with strong crop of volunteer barley?

    Got about 25 acres of strong barley out in ear but lush green and just above knee high. It has all grown as volunteers/regrowth since we whole cropped the main crop in early July. Seems a waste of a half decent crop of barley with foddermso short this year, but is this safe to forage as...
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    Royal Welsh, TFF badges.

    Are there badges available so that fellow members of this forum can be identified? Maybe going to the RW next week and it might be interesting to meet fellow members. PS. Baldrick, this doesn’t include you. Nor you Selectamatic, so please don’t even think of approaching me in any way, shape or...
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    Harvest price for feed barley, North West/ Midlands.

    As the above title, has anyone an idea as to what is the latest sort of guide price for feed barley, ex farm, in the North Wales/ North West area?
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    Fireworks

    Beyond credibility, some mental dwarves have taken it into their heads to celebrate something or other by actually letting off fireworks at a venue just across the fields from here tonight! Just shows how utterly out of touch with the reality of life are some lame brained people.
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    A visit from the Travellers Caravan Club

    Local farmer whom I know well, was last evening baling hay on his fields near Glan Clwyd hospital when he noticed vans and caravans entering the next field adjoining a dual carriageway. In a nutshell he went and blocked the gateway with his Land Rover to prevent more vehicles entering the...

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