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by hedgeman
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: TIHMB
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Getting soft in your old age ! Anyway, I always find that if you have the beacons on their fastest setting they make a nice draught. The ebay has one more field to drill and this years campaign is over. It has never broken down and done everything I've asked it to do with ease, but it has developed ...
by hedgeman
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: TIHMB
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Some nice views there Huff.
I thought you would have taken the 674 out for a spin ?
by hedgeman
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Supermarkets
Topic: Butchery / meat whats good whats not?
Replies: 49
Views: 40926

Cast ewes are on fire at Brock at the moment, so he could easily have done.
I have been told by two different people that one went for £170 a while back, so there must be a shortage somewhere.
by hedgeman
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: JF Stoll
Replies: 11
Views: 6767

The machine Hedgey talks of is a JF1100, the predecessor to the 1050. it may have had more blades, but he 1050 runs a higher drum speed (1600rpm @1000 pto rpm) so has s theoretical similar output. It really needs no less tan 130hp, and will copewith a maximium of 190pto hp with a compassionate driv...
by hedgeman
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: JF Stoll
Replies: 11
Views: 6767

Great photos - nice to see a trailed harvester at work. What HP would that forager require, what forward speed and how many acres per hour will it chop under commercial conditions? I did a bit of rowing up for some chaps who run one of these. It has a Perkins engine on the drawbar giving about 150 ...
by hedgeman
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Burying Dead Horses!
Replies: 21
Views: 17365

rogerm wrote:you're allowed to bury pets but not commercial animals :roll:
Yes, thats what I thought.
Its OK because pets don't pollute ground water; its only farm animals that do that because livestock are naturally polluting and unsustainable.
by hedgeman
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: New Fendt and Krampe trailer finally arrive home
Replies: 86
Views: 13070

Must be a poor house, only one beacon between 2 tractors. I'm surprised you can show your face in public. Actually, a fair criticism in my view. Apart from LM, no one seems to have made any serious attempts to customise or increase the performance of their kit behond what the manufacturers intended...
by hedgeman
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wot... No sheep?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

I know that hommmmishness in men increases the further south you travel, but I had no idea it extended to sheep as well. Nice pictures though.
by hedgeman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: compost
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

Why do they ag-bag it ?
Good pics, thanks for posting.
by hedgeman
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Starting out in farming
Replies: 1
Views: 5659

Hi James. You'd want at least half a dozen 3-400kg store cattle to minimise wastage. Forget little round bales, they are expensive and a pain to manage. You could make small bales of hay to get round the wastage problem, but you need good weather and must make it properly. As to how many bales/acre,...
by hedgeman
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Arable
Topic: Families Wanted for a New BBC2 Programme About Inheritance
Replies: 23
Views: 6991

Thank you for your invitation. My level of interest was no greater the eigth time I read it. I think my interest level actually declined to be honest. Anyway, good luck with the 'squabbling siblings' programme. You sure you're not really from Nigeria and would like me to look after some money for y...
by hedgeman
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: more hedgelaying
Replies: 63
Views: 13075

Don't give us too many tips or else we'll go and nick all your work ! good point! yeah like were all going out in the pourin rain twisting twigs about :wink: when we could be sitting in a nice warm D6 watching the hedge roll up in front of the blade. does it pay well ? :) You may have a point there...
by hedgeman
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: more hedgelaying
Replies: 63
Views: 13075

Really interesting. That hedge you cut last year has really taken off quickly. The one I did is still in a state of shock I think ! I didn't know you could get shoots to sprout by nicking the wood. What do you use, an axe ? it depends on the age hedgeman,the bigger and older the hedge the slower th...
by hedgeman
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: more hedgelaying
Replies: 63
Views: 13075

Really interesting.
That hedge you cut last year has really taken off quickly. The one I did is still in a state of shock I think !
I didn't know you could get shoots to sprout by nicking the wood. What do you use, an axe ?
by hedgeman
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: almost blind udder
Replies: 15
Views: 7129

Bad luck Colliemaid. I suppose you have two choices really. Get her shot at home now and you could butcher her for the dogs if you wanted. Fill her full of antibiotics - assuming its the mastitis again and hope she recovers, not that she'll be fit for the abbatoir until she's fully recovered and wel...