Shearing 2022

tepapa

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
Equipment question:

I’ve got a lister solid drive that rattles horribly, led to believe that worn spindles in the elbow joint can cause this, looking at them they were definitely needing replaced as there wasn’t much left of the oil grooves.

Bought a pair from Horner, but the ones they’ve sent are for the hooked guts, where as mine screw into the guts. I tried to explain this on the phone but the lady I spoke to didn’t seem to think there was an option…..is there? Is my dropper ancient? (Bought it second hand) Do I need to change to hooked guts?
Listers in general rattle like that !
The earlier ones where hooked guts , your one is more modern, no need for you to change types.
Wouldnt say your cogs where to badly worn but wouldn’t do any harm to replace them .
 

AJR75

Member
Location
Somerset
Phone is starting to ring no with people wanting dates so season is definitely getting underway. Did a bunch of blue texel hogs today which were a bit dry but went ok. Onto some Hampshires then, first time on this breed, certainly slowed the average speed somewhat :ROFLMAO:
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Phone is starting to ring no with people wanting dates so season is definitely getting underway. Did a bunch of blue texel hogs today which were a bit dry but went ok. Onto some Hampshires then, first time on this breed, certainly slowed the average speed somewhat :ROFLMAO:
Had to go and do 50 hoggs on Tuesday night. Thought it wouldn’t take very long, until I looked in the stables and it was full of cotswolds. 😩.
 

irish dom

Member
Done 200 suff x chev ewe hoggets today. They were in great order but absolutely could do with sunshine. Harsh cold wind blowing all day. Far too early Pure sticky cheese on the necks and bellies. 250 hoggets tomorrow. I'm hoping for easier going
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Had to go and do 50 hoggs on Tuesday night. Thought it wouldn’t take very long, until I looked in the stables and it was full of cotswolds. 😩.
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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