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tinsheet

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Livestock Farmer
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Oh Dear...How do you guys get on with Aberdeens....Sent a load to Foyle today on the scheme most were to heavy and too fat...4 were 5s...only 22months old...think i will stick to my continentals....3 over 400...as well....they are going to get their big stick out to beat me up
You must feed them to well!
Mine go at about 24 months 300kg dead, 3s and 4s never had a 5.
Mind you mine get fed fudge all :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:. (y)
 
If the luck covers my food and drink for the day with a drop too go in the tank I generally feel very happy!

Unfortunately the Scots appear to not understand the concept. 2000 feeding sheep from north of the border and not a single penny in luck!
So the moral of the story is either you bought them right or they are tight arses?
Which way round is it?
 
Years ago father bought a dear Leicester tup at Hawes he sent mother for a bit of luck and he hoyed 50p at her. He just laughed too
Must have thought the tup was bought right
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Years ago father bought a dear Leicester tup at Hawes he sent mother for a bit of luck and he hoyed 50p at her. He just laughed too
Must have thought the tup was bought right
Tight fecker, trades trade, lucks more a gesture of good will and good faith that your standing by your stock regardless of the price!! Fiver a minimum 50p would of been offered back politely with a suggestion of where he could deposit it!!
 

Optimus

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Oh Dear...How do you guys get on with Aberdeens....Sent a load to Foyle today on the scheme most were to heavy and too fat...4 were 5s...only 22months old...think i will stick to my continentals....3 over 400...as well....they are going to get their big stick out to beat me up
Get on fine with em.same feeding as the continentals.send them to ABP as there's more room for maneuver when it comes to fat cover.odd heifer will get too fat but just send them.most around 400kg.
 
Some people appear to have forgotten about giving luck money in past few months, I have 4 names who I’ve bought cattle from in Kirkby, no luck since March, yet before they would come and hand it out happily and want to be your buddy!!!!!
The first cattle we dropped off in lockdown in March I told the yard man to put a tenner luck with each beast but I was told the office wasn’t handling cash no way of doing it unless you staple it to the passport
 
Always nice when that happens, pays for breakfast or bit of diesel! Last year selling Stirks I had an old boy come to me and remind me I hadn’t given him any luck the year before!!! He couldn’t stand up straight but there was feck all wrong with his memory!! Lol
I would have told him to pee off. If anyone asks me for luck they get nothing shouldn’t be expected but it’s nice when it happens.
Some people appear to have forgotten about giving luck money in past few months, I have 4 names who I’ve bought cattle from in Kirkby, no luck since March, yet before they would come and hand it out happily and want to be your buddy!!!!!
it is a Pita at the moment.

People do go a bit strange when job is good too it’s like they can do without you but when job is knackered they want to keep you sweet - strange
 

Celt83

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Livestock Farmer
I'll never forget my first luck money.

I was 11 years old and I bought my first heifer. She was a black lim with a white heart shaped star on her forehead. I called her Cariad (love).

She cost me £308 and the guy gave me the £8 as luck, I've still got it in a lockbox I'll never spend it!

Two weeks later I bought a weand calf for a £100 and the farmer gave me a fiver! I went and bought me and my mate dinner in the mart cafe and felt like a king!

When I got home my mother chased me around the kitchen with a brush calling me Flash Harry! 😂 Happy days!
 

Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...
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