Saving The Clydesdale Horse

Scots_Knight

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Aberdeenshire

Just thought I'd let people know there's a good program on BBC Scotland (Freeview 9) about Clydesdale horses and trying to help the breed as numbers are getting low.

Not really a horsey person but Clydesdales are something special 😎

Hope it's ok to post in this section.
 

had e nuff

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Durham

Just thought I'd let people know there's a good program on BBC Scotland (Freeview 9) about Clydesdale horses and trying to help the breed as numbers are getting low.

Not really a horsey person but Clydesdales are something special 😎

Hope it's ok to post in this section.
I'm watching
 

Scots_Knight

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Arable Farmer
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Aberdeenshire
I love heavy horses.

I’m no horseman, but I reckon 100 years ago I could have been in my element with a pair of Clydesdale or Suffolk Punch.
Yes they're always a great sight, at the Royal Highland show when they do a display with the shinning harness and spotless trailers looks amazing.

My Grandfather was right at the time of binders and horse ploughing.

Dad used to tell me about riding back from the hay field on a Clydesdale.

Plenty nostalgia I suppose but doubt I'd be so keen in reality.

You'd need a slightly smaller lime spreader 😎
 

bluebell

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are these the same breed of horses that the budweiser beer company has to pull a traditional beer float at shows and famous superbowl adverts? Any of our american friends please id like you to comment?
 

Orionn4444

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are these the same breed of horses that the budweiser beer company has to pull a traditional beer float at shows and famous superbowl adverts? Any of our american friends please id like you to comment?
Yes, theyre very popular in North America. The Breed started just outside of Lanark. Perfect animals in every way.
 

bumkin

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pembrokeshire
my father was a horseman we didn't get a tractor till the sixties nothing gave the old man more pleasure than going to the neighbours and pulling his stuck tractor out as a kid i used to go to the cart-horse stable to have my bate with the men sitting on the corn bin listening to the yarns it was always warm in there,I remember turning hay with a dickey turner behind a horse it was a very pleasant job you could always talk to the horse but you would have to be a complete nutter to converse with a tractor
 

unlacedgecko

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my father was a horseman we didn't get a tractor till the sixties nothing gave the old man more pleasure than going to the neighbours and pulling his stuck tractor out as a kid i used to go to the cart-horse stable to have my bate with the men sitting on the corn bin listening to the yarns it was always warm in there,I remember turning hay with a dickey turner behind a horse it was a very pleasant job you could always talk to the horse but you would have to be a complete nutter to converse with a tractor

Yes I can see your point. I think if sheepdogs are ever replaced by mechanical means I shall give up sheep farming.
 
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Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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