1. When plaited, it can make a livestock halter

2. Tying up gates around the farm

3. Holding up the farmer's trousers either as a belt or as braces

4. Tying up the farm dog

5. Boot laces

6. As essential part of nicky tams

7. As the pull cord on the toilet

8. As a bracelet for young farmers

9. Hanging up pictures and prize tickets

10. Securing tarpaulins on silage pits or straw stacks

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