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    #969497

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Massey have by no means got it sorted! The last decent tractor Massey made was the 390T, and even thats being generous. But it does seem to me that most of the manufacturers have lost he plot a bit of late. However, everyone I've spoken to who drives Valtrea seems to wet themselves with excitment at the mere mention of them. Are they really that good? I've never driven one.

    #996773

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    I'm workin on it. The bloke couldn't remember it off hand though. (Typical) I really do think this needs to be screamed from the roof tops though. A real chance for biodiesel to be viable for white diesel users if not red. There is no duty at all in Germany for biodiesel so why should we put up with it over here?

    #924530

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Gypsy,


    Sheep are naturally nervous creatures and it doesn't take alot to "worry" them, particularly if they have lambs (born or unborn). Your dog, no matter how small and seemingly hermless, is a predetor. Sheep regcognise this and as such any dog has the potential to worry sheep. Responsible dog owners should keep their dogs away from livestock at all times no matter what the size or breed!. If the sheep stray onto your land then, clearly this is undesireable, but at the end of the day, the dog is the predetor and the sheep their prey!

    #924532

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    I'm sorry if I have got you'r back up over this, but unfortunaltely it's not nonsense. Its a naturally conditioned response, part of sheep evolution, unavoidable and beyond control. As far as a sheep is concerned... dog = problem. Fact! The sheep doesn't care what side of the fence your dog was on (political or otherwise), the sheep doesn't care how small or how harmless your dog is in your eyes, the fact is, it's there and its a worry. And when sheep get worried, they do silly things, like vault fences and end up in places where they shouldn't be! Now, if your dog was shot whilst on your side of the fence and doing nothing wrong, then clearly this was inappropriate and I feel for you. I'm sure you are a responsible dog owner, but just try to see it from the sheeps and farmers perspective. In my experience, dogs don't tend to get shot for no reason.

    #924277

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Dito, I thought it was a really good programme. Pitty they didn't show it a bit earlier and on BBC1 or 2.


    All the slaughtermen and butchers involved did a great job, it wasn't at all horrific, it was calm, rehursed and proffesional. I'd like to think it will do wonders for the buy local campain, it certainly didn't do the super markets any favours. 


    Would like to have heard something about Halal meat production and how all our high animal welfare and hygene standards that farmers have to abide by are thrown out the window in the name of religion. 

    #924278

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Dito, I thought it was a really good programme. Pitty they didn't show it a bit earlier and on BBC1 or 2.


    All the slaughtermen and butchers involved did a great job, it wasn't at all horrific, it was calm, rehursed and proffesional. I'd like to think it will do wonders for the buy local campain, it certainly didn't do the super markets any favours. 


    Would like to have heard something about Halal meat production and how all our high animal welfare and hygene standards that farmers have to abide by are thrown out the window in the name of religion. 

    #922070

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    A vegetarian??? This is all very concerning. Yet again we have an inner city MP (Leeds Central) in control of DEFRA. What are his credentials? Does anyone know where he stands on agricultural issues etc? I know Milliband may not have been ideal, but he was infinately better than that b#*ch Beckett and he did appear to be making an effort. It will be very interesting to see how this Benn Charactor comes accross.

    #1000810

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Not sure where your club was but I reckon it's the exception to the rule and needs a good kick up the backside!


    I've just left YFC after 12 years, apparently I'm too old now, and have loved every minute of it. As a club and a county we've raised 1,000's for all sorts of very gratefull charities and not had to pick up one scrap of dog poo in the process. We still clay pigeon shoot, have tactor driving comps, and have a tug o war team that won at national 5 times in a row, as well as doing countless other comps and events. YFC does so much for young people in the countryside and gets very little aknowledgement or support from our political overlords. I don't know of any other youth group, that offers all the oportunities that YFC does.


    As for the fighting at discos, well, take a wonder down Union Street in Plymouth of a Saturday night and you'll find out what fighting is all about, it makes a little scrap at a YFC disco look like a pillow fight! When you go out for a drink and find animals like that on the streets of Britain is it any wonder that Farmers keep marrying Farmers?! You always know where you stand with a young farmer!

    #967555

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    I've worked with quad tracks, full tracks and half tracks and I'd go with the full track every time. We had two tractors on stocks tracks, a JD8520 and a JD9520, and on both tractors we had issues with the track systems failing, bearings etc. Also on clay, as soon as it got slightly damp they'd just sit there and spin no matter how much weight we hung on them. It's quite impressive to see a 9520 spinning all four stocks tracks but it doesn't do it or the ground any good. However, I spent a few months driving a Challenger 95E and can't speak highly enough of it. Despite haing a 54 foot cultivator up behind, I couldn't find any ground the damn thing wouldn't pull through, it was unstoppable! And afterwards you couldn't tell where you'd been apart from on the headlands which, I have to conceed, can look a bit untidy.

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Having read both sides of the argument, I can see where both writers are coming from. Coming from a small family farm in Cornwall I have inherited that age old farming attitude that "What goes around, comes around" and if times are tough now, it has to come right at some stage. I belive this is still the case, and with farmers now being asked fuel as well as feed the nation I think the future is bright.


    However, there is still a bitter taste left from the past. A government that has repeatedly and pointedly demonstrated it's utter contempt for anyone trying to make a living in the coutryside has crerated, and still is creating, a legacy of mistrust and resentment. Policy after policy designed, or so it woould seem, to burden and shackle the entire industry as our foreign competitors sprint ahead has brought an industry to it's knees. They won't even support the industry by buying UK produced food for the armed forces. Lord Plumb was spot on when he said that the advances in efficiency demonstrated by British agriculture over the last 50 years would be celebrated in any other industry. So why aren't they in agriculture? Why is it that agriculture is the only sector in which it is politically incorrect to make a profit? And as soon as a farmers does scrape a living together he's branded as lazy, money grabbing and greedy by the media?


    I have travelled and worked on farms in Canada, Australia and New Zealand and in all these countries farmers and the countryside they look after is celebrated (I'm not biased but I thnk the British countryside is far more beautiful than the praries of Manitoba) but here the countryside is full of strange backward folkes who go "ooh argh" alot. In Australia they had concerts for farmers caught up in the drought. I didn't see any concerts for farmers who lost crops and stock in the floods of middle Britain.


    Now, I have no intention of leaving the industry I love. It has been my life since since day one and I am confident it will be my life for as long as I can swing a spanner and steer a tractor. BUT, make no mistake about it, this governemnt has got some serious ground to make up if our industry is going to thrive and keep up with the rest of the world.

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    I would be very keen for this production company to show the prcess of Halal slaughter. Are there any plans for this to be a topic for the show in the future? And as one or two others have said, it would be interesting to see the meat rearing and production process in other countries, like Brazil, who import their poruducts into the uk as a comparison.

    #1000820

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Yeah, go for it Matt and don't be put off by what Blue Paint wrote.


    Sounds like he mistook his local boy racers gang for a YFC.


    You'll have a whale of a time. Just remember, you get out what you put in, so get stuck in.


     


    Cheers

    #916211

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    There has been a thread on this subject before, which resulted in me having a fairly heated debate with some foaming animal rights mentalist who was more worried about the dogs getting shot than the livestock they were attacking (figure that one out), regardless, the law is on your side as far as shooting them is concerned, it's jsut a case of finding someone who is happy to sit in a hedge for a few hours with a rifle. Happy to help if you're in my neck of the woods!

    #906466

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    Funny you should mention the shadow tory minister. Just read his blurb on the Tory website. Not one mention of agriculture! Not even half a sentance. A bit worrying methinks!

    #999415

    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd

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    There is only one thing you need to know.


    Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB


    01952 820 280


    Enjoy!

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