Wool Sacks. Have I missed out?

shearerlad

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Livestock Farmer

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
Wool sheets that leave here average 108/109kg every year.
My rousie’s best is 55 Cheviot Hoggs or 102 blackie ewes
When they used to send the price of wool in the post one page said "pack more wool to save haulage, average for collection center 60kg, your average 92kg". Always a personal challenge for my misses to pack 100kg in.
 

Wolds Beef

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What are you all messing about with wool sheets for ? Years ago I loaded the lorry(A ten tonne clydedale) with our wool backed in the shed at stamford and they graded it there and then.!!
WB
 

muleman

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No,You havnt missed out by not gettin wool sheets.
The only way youll have missed out this year is if there were no boxes of matches left on the shelf im afraid!
 

crazy_bull

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Livestock Farmer
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Huntingdon
The new sheets have two very secure straps at each end.

And two prominent notices saying: ''Do not use the straps for lifting''. Twarts.
It's cos a lad fell off a lorry pulling on a sack strap that snapped and he didn't bounce well, Go steady!

On the floor the handles are useful, just on't rely on them!

We realised no sheets day before shearing, thought have to run to Stamford, but luckily a local farm is a drop off for sheets so a lot easier

C B
 

Agrivator

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It's cos a lad fell off a lorry pulling on a sack strap that snapped and he didn't bounce well, Go steady!

On the floor the handles are useful, just on't rely on them!

We realised no sheets day before shearing, thought have to run to Stamford, but luckily a local farm is a drop off for sheets so a lot easier

C B
So why are the straps there? How much has it cost for the Wool Board to sow on the straps. And how much did it cost and how much ink was wasted in stamping notices at each end, warning us not to use the straps for lifting?
 
I wonder if the message about not lifting is meant for the wool depot when the bags are slung over the sorting table and hanging over people. They're pretty obsessed with HSE when you aren't allowed to go on your trailer to get bags off,even though you had to get on there to load it
 
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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...
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