Turned them out a few days ago with 3 strands and seems to be working fine cows were trained last year and the calves seem to be behaving themselves. Thanks for the help will see how it goes as they get older
Why bother with college, I always wished I’d worked on 4 farms for a year each instead of a 3 year sandwich course and a year in Australia and NZ. I met some fantastic people and gained far more from the farms I worked on than you could ever in any of the colleges in the uk.
It depends how long this goes on for supermarkets are the heroes, closely followed by the hauliers and processors. Farmers won’t be heroes in all of this until the food imports start to dry up and home produced food is in demand!!
Looking for a header for grain maize for a John Deere combine to try and get the last of ours that we didn’t cut for forage if anyone knows of one to buy or hire at sensible money, thinking it’s probably better crimped that foraged for our own use now!!
Manual says no maintenance required but each gearbox should have 200mls of liquid grease, this is worth checking from new as I know of a couple of machines with knackered gearbox’s that never had grease from new!!!
There have been in the past schemes available for new and enlarged storage as and when nvz's in England and Scotland have been introduced, my interpretation of the announcement today is that there may be some scheme's that could be introduced in Wales to help us manage the problem of nitrates...
We've been struggling with our current storage for years because it is such a pita to build new storage and comply with planning/EA regs and to have to do it without any financial support which is available only 20 miles away over the border
Does this now mean that the power's that be will introduce a sensible, and accessible grant scheme for useful things like slurry stores instead of the current scheme which largely seems to be a publicity exercise