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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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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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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