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Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Rat bait..New rules.
« on: October 27, 2015, 12:30:47 pm »
Just stocked up on some rat bait at my local supplier. This month the law changes. You will need a licence (400 to take the test ) or you will not be allowed to buy more than 3 kg.
This also applies for buying weed killer. No certificate, no weed killer.
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Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: Rat bait..New rules.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:18:41 pm »
I knew about weedkiller, as my brother is a Greenkeeper on a Golf course, and he had to take a test.  But rat bait?  Our local Ag supplies sell it in giant tubs, although I have never actually asked for one. So if I do, it sounds like I have to fork out for the test before I can have it.  I think I will stick to our cats catching the rats ......

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Rat bait..New rules.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 02:26:43 pm »
Good job I bought a goodly amount last week then as the rats are starting to invade the place as maize fields are getting cut.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Rat bait..New rules.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 02:51:04 pm »
Is this another EU regulation that no-one will take much notice of because it's pointless?

Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Re: Rat bait..New rules.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 04:23:00 pm »
I keep a lot of poultry and poultry attracts rats. I get my bait in 20kg bags and have bait stations around the farm. This time of year the rats seem to move in and I stock up on bait in readiness.
 Another seemingly pointless rule handed down from the EU just to complicate farmers lives and cost us more money.
I wonder just how many of these rule makers are farmers ?
Traditional Utility Breed Hatching Eggs sent next day delivery. Pure bred Llyen Sheep.
www.castlefarmeggs.co.uk  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Utility-Poultry-Keepers/231571570247281

 

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