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Don’t you fly the owls for enjoyment then rather than “sport”? Nothing wrong with that.
I fly them for enjoyment of flying them and enjoyment of the sport. I take pride that I have trained her from a chick barely able to hop onto my glove right upto free hunting rabbits. I dont have the same bond with my rifle even though it's a much more successful hunting tool.

All of my birds are trained to glove and lure. Some are also trained to hunt. I love watching my harris or my owl take rabbits but it's also equally rewarding to me watching my kestrel or my peregrine chasing a lure. Sometimes I just take them to the woods and let them follow me from tree to tree....
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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...