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som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
you can see to the line, where we stop spreading it.
and to think, at college, we were told its a necessary nuisance of having cows, not a lot about its nutritional value to grass. But, then fert was well under £100 ton, and slurry was a nuisance.
The only thing that started to change my mind, was the huge crops of swedes, for sheep, following an enormous application of fym. Started to value fym, and use it in thick applications, pre plough, met with resistance, from older generation, but it did improve ground. Slurry, on the other hand, was a pain in the butt, till the following century. And now, we realise its value, but still a pain. No doubt if fert stays dear, the pain in the butt, might decrease.
 

In the pit

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Pembrokeshire
you can see to the line, where we stop spreading it.
and to think, at college, we were told its a necessary nuisance of having cows, not a lot about its nutritional value to grass. But, then fert was well under £100 ton, and slurry was a nuisance.
The only thing that started to change my mind, was the huge crops of swedes, for sheep, following an enormous application of fym. Started to value fym, and use it in thick applications, pre plough, met with resistance, from older generation, but it did improve ground. Slurry, on the other hand, was a pain in the butt, till the following century. And now, we realise its value, but still a pain. No doubt if fert stays dear, the pain in the butt, might decrease.
No pain if you’ve the gear to move it and the amount of grass it’ll grow
 

Manney

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Penzance
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Martyn

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Location
South west
They should all come with a health warning!
One sold at a auction last week and thought I hope they give out a warning before selling.
This was mine 🤦🏻‍♂️
To be fair out limi bull is often like that and digs the cubicles out, shunting any cows out the way, but he does always move away from you when you get near him, and if your rub his back he becomes paralysed and stands still licking his nose, good enough to be TB tested stood in the yard!
 
To be fair out limi bull is often like that and digs the cubicles out, shunting any cows out the way, but he does always move away from you when you get near him, and if your rub his back he becomes paralysed and stands still licking his nose, good enough to be TB tested stood in the yard!
He’d have you if he could.
I scratched this one’s back for 6 months before he turned on me.
Never went in with him again after that, although he was here for a good couple years.
He threw some cracking cows though 👍
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
To be fair out limi bull is often like that and digs the cubicles out, shunting any cows out the way, but he does always move away from you when you get near him, and if your rub his back he becomes paralysed and stands still licking his nose, good enough to be TB tested stood in the yard!
never trust a bull, ever. Certainly not make a fuss of them, we all know of nasty incidents with bulls, that are 'normally' quiet as a church mouse.
That fleck would either be in a pen, or gone. Its never worth the risk.
 

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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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