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26-04-2012, 23:17   #91
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I only have plastic troughs in my place and I always try to keep them elevated (have used concrete blocks to date). Vet recommends to have the top of the trough a minimum of 3 feet off the ground. The problem is trying to keep the troughs on top of the concrete blocks. Does anyone else do anything similar, but better?

i was just cleaning out iron from ballock this evening and i noticed the lad i have land taken from had concrete blocks inside plastic to keep them in place but it was a large one ...good idea i taught.
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straining wire knot if anyone is interested, I taught I had taken shots of figure 8 joining knots and end connections. A wire fence is only as good as its weakest link
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straining wire knot if anyone is interested
thats very professional looking!!
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27-04-2012, 08:21   #94
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Something similar, a Tex Brown knot;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-s5...feature=relmfu

Other good fencing videos too on the other Strainritefencing links.
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27-04-2012, 09:34   #95
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I taught I was the only one that stood on the wire when tieing end insulators,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnFev...feature=relmfu

the use of the Mexican hat that the guy talks about in the clip is a very good idea, as it take allot of the work out of getting central wires.
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27-04-2012, 11:28   #96
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Taking suggestions for new topics for next week. If a couple of people could post a topic that interests them, and if people want that topic, they should like it. (instead of the page filling up with a load of posts about nothing)
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Taking suggestions for new topics for next week. If a couple of people could post a topic that interests them, and if people want that topic, they should like it. (instead of the page filling up with a load of posts about nothing)
May I suggest Reseeding as a topic.
Merits, methods, timing, weed control, costs, specific mix used and why, etc,.

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27-04-2012, 13:31   #98
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What about breeding and fertility for next week?
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Taking suggestions for new topics for next week. If a couple of people could post a topic that interests them, and if people want that topic, they should like it. (instead of the page filling up with a load of posts about nothing)
Profit Monitor

I strongly feel that Profit Monitor should be discussed next week.

This task must be completed in year 1 or year 2 and now would be a good time to complete Profit Monitor for the year 2011.

It is no good completing and discussing all other tasks, if we do not measure our performance via the Profit Monitor.

Members should complete a Profit Monitor in all three years of BTAP in order to show the profitability or not of the farm.
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Breeding and re-seeding are topical and relevant at this time of year

Profit monitor is for a cold winters day - ok so today is a cold winters day but still
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Taking suggestions for new topics for next week. If a couple of people could post a topic that interests them, and if people want that topic, they should like it. (instead of the page filling up with a load of posts about nothing)
Reseeding...particularly as I disced 6 acres 3 weeks ago and haven't been able to get near it since due to weather

Would say there will be a lot of it done when weather improves, as reseeds have really proven their worth over the past few weeks.
Opportune time, imo.
Thanks again for starting this thread, been really interesting so far.
Great fencing tips
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BUMP.........(page 4 )

I think it looks like reseeding............ although I would have liked breeding/fertility myself!

But discussion of anything beef related would be great!
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30-04-2012, 14:31   #103
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Reseeding it is folks

Are you choosing this measure?

How much will you have to reseed to fulfill the requirements?

How do you reseed?

Grass Seed prices?
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reseeded 8 acres about 4 weeks ago,after the kale,so 2 runs of my disc harrow and 3 runs of land leveler ,i put in a grazing sward with clover,cost me 60 euro a acre before anyone questions this price its at cost to me,because its stored in one of my units.the weather is playing havic with it you can barely see it up.
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AS stated above, I disced 6 acres...just before the bad weather started, so it is still looking at me as I dream of having it back in the rotation.
I sprayed it off 10 days prior and grazed after 7 days.
It was an old sward, ruined by constant cutting and little grazing.
My farming pattern has changed a lot in recent years, so I have more stock now than heretofore.
Lime at 3tons/acre, cost €23/ton spread.
Grass seed bought and in dry store at home. Glanbia Mastercrop "Extend". €71.50per acre bag
Waiting for a couple of dry days to one-pass it, then spread 2 bags of 10:10:20 and pray for "soft" Irish weather
Having seen numerous posts by reilig about "simple" reseeds with a harrow, I am going to do 2 acres with mine as a test...when the weather improves!
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