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Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
thought it was soon , bit of a trek for us , always seems a hot trade though , wonder if clarkson will be after some replacements lol
They get some good sheep in there but also not so good ones that have been tarted up. It used to be good when they sold the lot in one day, it was a hell of a sight to see 27k sheep penned up.
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
Wilton tomorrow
Just looked at the catalog 80 draft ewes, 250 shearlings, 100 ewe lambs from one vendor and NO store lambs
no one goes in august , usually clashes with honiton show (is on) and harvest , unusual no stores entered , usually mark lockyer has a truck load of char x that does well (I might declare an interest ) def be there sept
 

hill shepherd

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Livestock Farmer
Grandad reckoned the Alston Moor sale at Lazonby was phenomenal in the pre F&M days 30-32 000 in one day. Latest he ever bought in there was 1.45am the Thursday morning. Then loaded up and set off the 4 hour ride home! 😣
Then didn't they start again the next day with 10-12000 mule wethers? Might not be right that but seems to ring a bell
 
Then didn't they start again the next day with 10-12000 mule wethers? Might not be right that but seems to ring a bell
I remember the first time I went there with father there was no small lots allowed the lambs ran once around the ring and out, each lot was only sold for 15-20 seconds the sheep were gone and next lot in while last lot were still being sold a bit of an education
 

muleman

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I remember the first time I went there with father there was no small lots allowed the lambs ran once around the ring and out, each lot was only sold for 15-20 seconds the sheep were gone and next lot in while last lot were still being sold a bit of an education
And i remember trade not being sa flash when a pen of 25 lambs would come in and GT the auctioneer would say 'pounds for numbers' 😂
Hope we never hear that phrase again !
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my colleagues will be answering your questions about our work including the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Farming in Protected Landscapes, and our test and trials.



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