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  1. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  2. H

    First no-till drill

    Hello, I am a farmer from Latvia, we are starting to think more and more about no-till or strip-till technology. We are currently working with minimal tillage technology and are in search of a drill. We are currently looking at no-till drills, but we can't really understand what would work...
  3. H

    First no-till drill

    Hello, I am a farmer from Latvia, we are starting to think more and more about no-till or strip-till technology. We are currently working with minimal tillage technology and are in search of a drill. We are currently looking at no-till drills, but we can't really understand what would work...
  4. Anymulewilldo

    “Intelligent” sheep dogs

    Just had all 3 of my collies out gathering store lambs. The old girl, main bitch & the pup. Now I’ve always been told that collies are very intelligent. Despite the evidence I’ve seen I still believe it! This morning the main bitch spotted a grey squirrel just as we got into the right field...
  5. L

    Paying for stuff.

    Does anybody pay for inputs with a credit card ? reason for asking Barclay card now do a 1% cash back business credit card. No fees upto 56 days before payments are due. And have upto 25k limit. So just using it normally without early payments would make 3k a yr. so does anybody pay for feed...
  6. beardface

    Doggy holocaust

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58518892.amp Looks like there'll be a fair few getting put to sleep as no-one else will want them. Poor little buggers.
  7. Jerry

    New long term ley seed mix

    Got a field that’s been grass since I was born that needs a fessed this autumn. Over summer it was sprayed of and redstart rape drilled to give it a break. Been grazed off once and will have a few more ewe lambs run over it again as a bit of regrow that showing and with today’s rain it should...
  8. R

    So who has started drilling ?

    Normally try and drill first ten days of October but last two years have been caught by heavy storms just after drilling that has gone on for months, thinking of going early this time, what's are others doing ?
  9. Flintstone

    Suggestions please

    I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe. if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend? Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please). 215 hp. Good trash capabilities. At least...
  10. Jensen04

    Vaccinating sheep

    hi, i have 11 sheep, and they are all about 4 months old, just wondering, what should I vaccinate them with?, or should I do it at all?
  11. TheEarlOfMoray

    Lorry driver shortage

    How bad is it? I asked a rep to get my rape shifted asap this morning as need the space for barley but he said he would try his best but can’t promise anything due to the lorry driver shortage in the country. Personally think he’s at it but could be wrong.
  12. hendrebc

    Collie cross pups

    Got 2 dog pups here ready to go. Re advertising one because of a time waster who didn't have any money and decided holidays were more important than their new puppy and decided I won't have time to train the other because I'm keeping their sister and training 2 pups at once sounds like hard work...
  13. Bupton

    No Till Drill

    Afternoon Guys, I am looking at No Till Drills, and i do like the under cut disc so the Weaving GD and Horizon DSX have my attention at the moment. Any good or bad points of the above appreciated Cheers Bupton
  14. Chris F

    TFF Upgrade 4th August

    Morning all, we have been working on the next upgrade for about 9 months now. Thank you to those members who have helped test it and have seen the update. Mostly this is a collection of a lot of minor changes, which hopefully add up to a better experience. We have also worked with AHDB...
  15. M

    You won’t believe this

    My mate runs a beef and sheep farm. One of his neighbours has glamping pods which border my friends farm. Yesterday morning he gets a very irate couple in his yard going mad that his cows have been having s*x in front of their children. Apparently they’d gone mad at the glamping pod site owner...
  16. D

    3litre or 2.5 litre toyota hilux?

    I have a vehicle which is not really suitable for pulling our 12 ft cattle box with finished bullocks in when selling them, as does not have enough pulling power (a large panel van). I am presuming something like a toyota Hilux would be a far better bet? I have a 10 year old one in mind. It is a...
  17. M

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  18. Danllan

    Self filling bowls, advice please...

    I've no experience of these, always having used troughs of various sizes and types. But I'm going to try changing part of my set up this year, so am intending to have a couple of separate pens for yearling and two-year-old beef steers, just half a dozen in each to see how it goes. A trough is...
  19. mobileweld

    160 acres arable

    Hello all, I am currently in the position of working a stable job but the opportunity is on the horizon of the small family owned arable farm. I know my way around a tractor but have never actually ‘done’ farming. Is taking it on myself viable? All the machinery is bought and paid for albeit...
  20. spin cycle

    what should i pay per 4ft round bale

    .....contractor cuts...i turn....then contractor bales + wraps...6 layers :)
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