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  1. spin cycle

    what should i pay per 4ft round bale

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

    How Do I Avoid the Wet Winter Slump?

    The wet winter has really tested us this year on the heavy clay land. We have different scenarios: 1. Ploughed nicely late summer, drilled a bit late in the autumn, November. Not terrible but a low plant population in the worst areas due to drowning. What had survived looks good but it’s too...
  3. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  4. G

    Lambing outdoors- catching ewe and lambs

    Just wanted to ask while this years lambing is still fresh in the mind. My flock lambs outdoors in May, this year, despite giving them several hours to bond first. I found it hard catching the ewes once they had lambed, I would either catch lambs, have her follow me into a pen, or failing...
  5. S

    JOB! Dairy Farm Worker/Technician Opportunity

    We are looking for Dairy Farm Technicians to join a successful farm in Bideford, Devon, UK. These roles involve caring for dairy cows and the activities associated with them. *Visa sponsorship is available for candidates outside of the UK. Pay £10.26 per hour Accommodation is provided at a...
  6. D

    2021 solar topping prices / ac?

    What's the going rate for 2021 for the above - sensible sized, about 6 days work to complete per go TYIA
  7. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157094 Could be trouble ahead
  8. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  9. R

    Staffing levels

    Hello I'm just after some info on the staffing level any of you block calves run, if you would be willing to share. How many staff and cows? Do you rear heifers and do you do any other field work? etc. Do you aim for any kpi such as a ppl for all labour? Any info much appreciated.
  10. chaffcutter

    Anyone recommend a bag filling bucket for a loadall?

    After all the replies about a bag handler recently, I have been discussing the safety concerns or comments with our men. Obviously the one area is lifting bags filling drills, and although they are only too aware to never be under a bag at height, they asked if we couldn’t avoid using multi use...
  11. Bob lincs

    Cover crop oats

    We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
  12. Chris F

    Most popular TFF Member - for last 30 days - Round 3 or 4

    So here we go again... On offer every month is a TFF Mug and 20 TFF points for the winner. The winner is the highest number of likes in the last month. Here are the results for Round 3/4 (I've lost track) with congratulations to @Hilly Username Likes Received @Hilly 2050 @Bald Rick...
  13. P

    Good Day everyone!

    I bought a john deere 3040 1984 little over a year ago knowing it had steering issues. By watching some bundy bears shed videos putting together a basket case 2030 he mentioned my tractor was very similar to the point it was exactly the same for what I was doing. I split it. Found broken hydro...
  14. jorgenbg

    Avatar seed boot

    Hi Did some Covid shopping online and got an Avatar in the yard the other day. And of course not everything as described. What % would you say its left of the seed boot? It seems like at complete nightmare to change these boots or adjust the height. To loosen the allen bolts you probably need...
  15. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  16. S

    Interesting way to sell kit

    https://steveheard.com/ The 750 is a good deal at £45k Retiring?
  17. A

    MAP in Avatar drill?

    How about MAP as a starter fertilizer in springcrops such SB and SOSR in a Horsch Avatar? Any experiance?
  18. Banana Bar

    How late for linseed

    I’ve got 45 ha of linseed that I’m due to drill. Situation is heavy clay that was cultivated in the autumn with a Horsch Terrano and left, therefore it’s not quite level enough to drill into without moving it. The temp is very low and there is no rain forecast for the foreseeable future. I could...
  19. martian

    Groundswell 2021

    We've just put tickets on sale for this years show, which will be on 23rd/24th June, just after Boris's end of restrictions day, 21st June. So we are planning to go ahead as normal. Except nothing is normal now, not even farming. There are some really interesting things going on,on farms around...
  20. F

    Texel throat?

    Evening all ...I've got a heavily pregnant texel ewe that is making what I can only describe as a noise like a braying donkey and panting heavily with its tongue out.its bright and eating .I ve given it 2 shots of alymicin but no improvement. A local...
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