I remember the time when...

Roy_H

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Not that long ago, JD 3050, Ford 7810, MF6260, Case 5130.

Are there any 6 pots under 150 hp now?
Its all relative. When we bought our first 100 hp + tractor it looked enormous, however l remember at the time my uncle saying that in the days of The "Grey Fergie" him seeing a Massey Harris 744D for the first time and was bowled over by it's size.
46hp ! (But a 6 cylinder Perkins nonetheless)
 

dowcow

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Location
Lancashire
Not that long ago, JD 3050, Ford 7810, MF6260, Case 5130.

Are there any 6 pots under 150 hp now?
I think there's a few around 145hp, bottom end of the Puma/T7 range or top end Maxxum/T6, or a John Deere 6145R. Someone said to me that it won't be long before their 6 cylinders start at 180hp, not sure what brand that was though.

It doesn't seem that long ago, but all those tractors are either considered classics now, or will be shortly. Probably quite a few still working that people won't want to part with.
 

Forage Trader

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Location
Ceredigion
See that’s rubbish. Simple systems and block calve with little machinery would give a very good life style and pay the bills. We humans complicate things to the benefit of other human beings. Not ourselves.
Smaller farms dropped on the idea that they could keep a lot more cows and produce a lot more milk by buying in alternative feeds . But that was born when alternative feeds were cheap. Brewers Grains and Pressed Pulp at £20/ton where to cheap ro resist . Once your on that kind of system its hard to change
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Smaller farms dropped on the idea that they could keep a lot more cows and produce a lot more milk by buying in alternative feeds . But that was born when alternative feeds were cheap. Brewers Grains and Pressed Pulp at £20/ton where to cheap ro resist . Once your on that kind of system its hard to change
I can remember when Brewers grains were for the taking to keep the brewery clear. Then a certain Mr James got in on the act:(
 

mf298

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To continue on Dad smoking the pipe and me learning to steer. Dad had a Mk1 cortina with a bench seat in the front. He would be driving with me in the front seat and would need to light the pipe,. So he would tell me to slide over beside him and steer while he lit the pipe and watched what I was doing, "up a bit, down a bit, keep her straight" at about 50mph. Funny thing is he never did that when mum was in the car. I would have been about six or seven at the time,
A pal of mine used to do this in his fathers Austin Gypsy and change gears when on the road when we were both about 11. On the farm he drove it himself all the time.
 

Still Farming

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Glamorgan Wales
See that’s rubbish. Simple systems and block calve with little machinery would give a very good life style and pay the bills. We humans complicate things to the benefit of other human beings. Not ourselves.
You and me may make a living on a few cows .
I know some with hundreds if not thousand and up to their neck and skint?
Funny old world out there!
 

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A lot on the plate for George Eustice

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Written by John Swire

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the promotion of George Eustice to become the new DEFRA Secretary of State.

TFA chief executive, George Dunn, said “It’s good to see that the Prime Minister has appointed someone who actually wanted the role rather than it being used either as a stepping-stone to something else or a demotion as has previously been the...
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