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How's things looking there Willie boy?
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Sure they're on the pigs back up there so they are.

Dancin for joy with the mild winther an aw that there...

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We are four weeks ahead and you could have the silage with your dinner it is that lush
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People should have more respect for the back bone of the Irish economy. :evil:
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EverReady wrote:We are four weeks ahead and you could have the silage with your dinner it is that lush
Good man ER. :thumbup:
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How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
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apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
Know of a small farm in Fermanagh that sold for about £6k an acre. No idea about quality of land etc. Pure townie, so I am.
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etherman wrote:
apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
Know of a small farm in Fermanagh that sold for about £6k an acre. No idea about quality of land etc. Pure townie, so I am.
You wouldn't look out of place in the middle of manhattan Ether!
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etherman wrote:People should have more respect for the back bone of the Irish economy. :evil:
No lay offs on a farm- just hard work and milk with your dinner
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EverReady wrote:
etherman wrote:People should have more respect for the back bone of the Irish economy. :evil:
No lay offs on a farm- just hard work and milk with your dinner

Only from the hens.....


I'll get my own coat thank you very much.
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A disappointing lack of Willie on this thread. He can't be busy shirley.

Apurelegend - indeed, I didn't get cast for Mad Men because I was too damn smooth.
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Judging by the ripe smell out & about the by roads of county Meath it's slurry spreading time.

Willie is probably out on his tractor!
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apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
Depends on the size.

Average ground will make between £10k-£15k/acre in Northern Ireland. I suppose with the exchange rates that would equal to not far from double your figure.

The highest we bid land to was £800,000 for 49 acres (£16000per acre), during the boom period around 2003 and some dickhead from the town bought it for £1,150,000 :uhoh:

ellebelle wrote:Judging by the ripe smell out & about the by roads of county Meath it's slurry spreading time.

Willie is probably out on his tractor!

No, currently sitting driving the new tractor home.

She's a beauty.

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A good match for big girl.

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Willie Falloon wrote:
apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
Depends on the size.

Average ground will make between £10k-£15k/acre in Northern Ireland. I suppose with the exchange rates that would equal to not far from double your figure.

The highest we bid land to was £800,000 for 49 acres (£16000per acre), during the boom period around 2003 and some dickhead from the town bought it for £1,150,000 :uhoh:

ellebelle wrote:Judging by the ripe smell out & about the by roads of county Meath it's slurry spreading time.

Townies, huh. Any new machinery Willie?
Willie is probably out on his tractor!

No, currently sitting driving the new tractor home.

She's a beauty.

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A good match for big girl.

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Willie, I have sent Hareaway a text to check out your porn pics above.
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Jaysus the subsidies must be great Willie
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apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.

That's cheap
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etherman wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
apurelegend wrote:How much per acre in the north. A buddy of mine recently purchased a farm for 9500 an acre. Is that expensive compared to the north? Top land though.
Depends on the size.

Average ground will make between £10k-£15k/acre in Northern Ireland. I suppose with the exchange rates that would equal to not far from double your figure.

The highest we bid land to was £800,000 for 49 acres (£16000per acre), during the boom period around 2003 and some dickhead from the town bought it for £1,150,000 :uhoh:

ellebelle wrote:Judging by the ripe smell out & about the by roads of county Meath it's slurry spreading time.

Townies, huh. Any new machinery Willie?
Willie is probably out on his tractor!

No, currently sitting driving the new tractor home.

She's a beauty.

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A good match for big girl.

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What happened to the image of dirt-poor Irish shit kickers? :x
I have to make do with a Zetor 7245! :blush:
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You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
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Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Hardly anyone does spuds around here. It's all, dairy, beef, sheep or pigs. We have all 4 .
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
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Hardly anyone does spuds around here. It's all, dairy, beef, sheep or pigs. We have all 4 .
I assume you run an indoor pig unit - Landrace? What beef X's you using? Just curious. :)
The way winter wheat has been growing down here, we'll be harvesting it before the hay. :shock:
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Hardly anyone does spuds around here. It's all, dairy, beef, sheep or pigs. We have all 4 .
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Willie Falloon wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Hardly anyone does spuds around here. It's all, dairy, beef, sheep or pigs. We have all 4 .
We heard you the first time.
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iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
You shouldn't believe everything Muttonbird writes.
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Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Willie, if you are VAT registered then you can claim back the VAT on the tractor. You would not be able to claim back on a car, but it is ok on commercial vehicles. There ye are, £11k for ya. My fee, only 10% or a pint
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Leinster in London wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Willie, if you are VAT registered then you can claim back the VAT on the tractor. You would not be able to claim back on a car, but it is ok on commercial vehicles. There ye are, £11k for ya. My fee, only 10% or a pint
Giving tax advice to a farmer :lol: Willie could probably save you a few quid
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Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
Really??? What type..Records, Kerrs Pinks, Roosters, Queens etc???
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iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
Not really, honestly heard prices were crap and it just so happens I know a farmer in the north that sells fresh mash etc. but don't know where you irishers are famous for her spuds
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iarmhiman wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
Really??? What type..Records, Kerrs Pinks, Roosters, Queens etc???
Comber earlies,sure they've got PGI status and everything!!
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iarmhiman wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
Really??? What type..Records, Kerrs Pinks, Roosters, Queens etc???
Whatever type you're growing, North Down is prime spud territory. Comber Earlies are so good that they're an EU-protected speciality product. The wife did some Duke of Yorks last year which were good, she is going to do some Roosters this year for a bit of variety.
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
Not really, honestly heard prices were crap and it just so happens I know a farmer in the north that sells fresh mash etc. but don't know where you irishers are famous for her spuds
Mash Direct?
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Armchair_Superstar wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:You can thank the dairy cows. Had a great year profit wise.with them. The wee tractor we got the day cost 55k + vat. Get some of it spend b4 the tax man gets his grubby little hands on it!!!
Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
Not really, honestly heard prices were crap and it just so happens I know a farmer in the north that sells fresh mash etc. but don't know where you irishers are famous for her spuds
Mash Direct?
Yep, you know him (them). Really decent bloke
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Don't know them, love the mash though. The default lazy dinner in our house is their spuds, their mashed veg and a packet of sausages.
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Arthur McBride wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
Really??? What type..Records, Kerrs Pinks, Roosters, Queens etc???
Comber earlies,sure they've got PGI status and everything!!
Must try them. Where I come from they grow records. Getting hungry thinking of these Comber earlies.
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Armchair_Superstar wrote:Don't know them, love the mash though. The default lazy dinner in our house is their spuds, their mashed veg and a packet of sausages.
Clever bloke, worked out there was no one doing fresh mash etc and away they went from there. Proper gentleman too, unusual I know for you nordies ;)
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:Don't know them, love the mash though. The default lazy dinner in our house is their spuds, their mashed veg and a packet of sausages.
Clever bloke, worked out there was no one doing fresh mash etc and away they went from there. Proper gentleman too, unusual I know for you nordies ;)
There are some isolated outposts of civilised people, mostly in North or Mid-Down. Tyrone is bandit country.
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Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:Prices arent good on tatties though are they? The mainstay of the irish (North & South) economy...

Chatting with one of the big retailers the other day he was reckoning they havent seen prices this low in years
Tatties are only grown in north Dublin and the South East. Were you trolling there?
The best spuds are grown in North Down.
Really??? What type..Records, Kerrs Pinks, Roosters, Queens etc???
Whatever type you're growing, North Down is prime spud territory. Comber Earlies are so good that they're an EU-protected speciality product. The wife did some Duke of Yorks last year which were good, she is going to do some Roosters this year for a bit of variety.
Roosters are rubbish, Irish equivalent of Maris Piper, ubiquituous, bland, cheap and tasteless. I really can't understand why anyone buys / grows anything but Golden Wonders for mash, boiling, roast and chips. Light cropping and irregular shapes (so harder to process) so relatively expensive, but there was a reason that my father-in-law would always plant some Golden Wonders for the family regardless of what ever he was planting for the main crop for sale.

Haven't come across British Queen's in years. Good for boiling, mashing and baking as I recall.
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