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Laugh Out Loud – The Old Rooster

A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store

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Spring 2013 Newsletter – Operators – Coming Back

We are lucky this year to have 15 of the 25 operators from last year back to work for us again. Along with the increased number of fulltime staff we now have, it is great to be able to build on our overall experience level and maturity so much within a couple of years. As I mentioned in

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Spring 2013 Newsletter – Muck and Slurry – a New Venture

This year we decided to begin offering muck and slurry spreading as a service. It was great to add a new service and we have learnt a lot over the winter. The new “spinner disc” machines allowed us to evenly spread all different types of manure, compost and general farm waste. Aided by load cells in the spreader

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Spring 2013 Newsletter – Moving Feed – Empty Cupboard

The start of the year, post harvest (and drought) saw us moving more feed in the off–season than we have for a long time. Surplus silage and straw that had been sitting around for a couple of years was put to good use by farmers through the wet late autumn weather. It was good to see a lot

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Spring 2013 Newsletter – Straw – a Good Clean Out

What a pleasure to see the back wall of our straw shed for the first time in two years. Good quality rye grass, barley and wheat straw was met with strong demand from late autumn right through to early spring. With the ryegrass seed area back this year, it is a good idea to book your straw order early.

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