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Bob c

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
Any one looking for a milker

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crashbox

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Livestock Farmer
Couple of questions on drinkers...

Where do you put them... Edge of field? Middle of field? On track?

Someone pointed out to me that in NZ, round concrete drinking troughs are used, but here we only have rectangular. Anyone in UK got circular?
 

easy farming

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Livestock Farmer
Couple of questions on drinkers...

Where do you put them... Edge of field? Middle of field? On track?

Someone pointed out to me that in NZ, round concrete drinking troughs are used, but here we only have rectangular. Anyone in UK got circular?
We had concrete round ones years ago from a south Wales company, haven't really stood the test of time. Walls thinner than todays ones and most developed cracks over time.

Agree to keep them away from tracks.
 

vantage

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Location
Pembs
Couple of questions on drinkers...

Where do you put them... Edge of field? Middle of field? On track?

Someone pointed out to me that in NZ, round concrete drinking troughs are used, but here we only have rectangular. Anyone in UK got circular?
Putting in troughs at the moment, small fields share a trough(3-4 acres), which the cows can get around as it’s at a joining point , large fields, in field, but accessible depending on break fence.
Granant concrete make round troughs, are very high quality and keenly priced. Moore concrete also look good, but are seriously more money.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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