I hate weekends!

unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
If I was a younger per son I would emigrate to somewhere ( where my skills would be required and respected) where theres way less people, poking around , building ther fancy houses 'walking.' Bunging up the roads with their shiny wide cars Etc etc ..all encroaching on the countryside.
No seriously., I would be gone like a shot.(y)
Yes. If I had my time again I'd have gone to Australia/NZ 11 years ago. Rather than wasting my time on a procession of unsuitable women!
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
If I was a younger per son I would emigrate to somewhere ( where my skills would be required and respected) where theres way less people, poking around , building ther fancy houses 'walking.' Bunging up the roads with their shiny wide cars Etc etc ..all encroaching on the countryside.
No seriously., I would be gone like a shot.(y)
They buy a million pound house and think they own you and the whole countryside. They expect everything to be perfect and be able to do what ever they like across your land.
 
Its Bank Holiday weekends I hate .
Went down to get tyre repaired ...
Get home put it back on feeder and it's just gone down again .....closed now not open till Tuesday!!!
Yeah I forgot to order diesel early enough and it’s not coming until Tuesday now o_O:rolleyes: might have to hold off on some plowing until then
 

Wooly

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Romney Marsh
Read this and see who the winners are.......... not the obsessed money hungry city people for sure !

A father who wanted his son to know what it was like to be poor brought him to live with a farming family for a few days. The child stayed there for 3 days and 3 nights.

Back in the car on their way to the town, his father asked him:
"And your experience?"
"Fine," replied the boy.
"Did you learn anything?"

The boy then explained:
1. We have a dog and they have four of them.
2. We have a pool with treated water. They have a river with crystal clear water, fish and other good things
3. We have electric lights in our street, but they have the stars and the moon to light them up.
4. Our garden extends to the fence. Theirs to the horizon.
5. We buy our food; they cultivate, harvest and cook their own.
6. We listen to CDs ... they hear a symphony of birds, crickets and other animals ...
... all this, sometimes accompanied by the singing of a neighbour who works on the farm.
7. We use the microwave. What they cook tastes much better cooked slowly by a fire.
8. We are surrounded by alarms and fences to protect ourselves ... They live with open doors, protected by the friendship and love of their neighbours.
9. We are connected to the telephone, computer and television. They are in communion with life, sky, sun, water, land, animals, friends and their families.

The father was impressed with his son's feelings. Then finally the son comes to the conclusion:
"Thanks for showing me how poor we are dad! Every day we get poorer because we no longer live in nature like farmers do!!!"
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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