1. M

    DD an idiots guide please!

    Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people. Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
  2. W

    Smallholding advice.

    Hello, Future smallholder from West Wales here. I plan on buying a smallholding in the near future with my partner. We are based in West Wales and will probably buy something fairly small (3-5 acres) to keep a couple of sheep, chickens etc. If we take to it, really enjoy the lifestyle - we will...
  3. M

    Selling straw - baled vs in the swath

    We've always baled all our straw and sold it by the bale (most of it goes to a nearby dairy farmer who has been a customer for several years). With less family labour now I've been wondering about getting rid of the baler and just selling it in the swath. Thinking just one less thing to stress...
  4. C

    John Deere 568 Baler

    Good afternoon, I am looking at buying a JD 568 Baler, would anyone be able to tell me what these Balers are like and what to look out for. I would be Baling Silage and Hay mainly. Thank you.
  5. Agriland RSS

    Kuhn round balers to test and weigh bales in the field

    Written by Justin Roberts Kuhn round balers are now available with the option of a humidity sensor to help maintain bale quality and baler performance. The meter can be specified on KUHN’s VB variable chamber balers and VBP BalePack variable chamber baler-wrapper combinations. The device can...
  6. George from SJM Planning

    Land Price West Wales

    Hi all, Looking to make an offer on some grazing land in West Wales and I have been asked to make the initial offer but don't know where to start. The land is 4ac and has only been used for cattle grazing, it has never been cropped, it is wet throughout the winter and needs new boundary...
  7. Jerry

    Who's worried about the lack of dry?

    😂😂😂 💦💦💦 could do with it to warm up mind!!
  8. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  9. A

    Situation Vacant Busy agricultural contractor seeks additional tractor drivers

    2021 seasonal operators required We are a agricultural contracting company incorporating a straw baling business and running alongside a 1000 cow dairy unit in north cambridgeshire. We are looking for a number of highly skilled, conscientious operators for the upcoming season. Our busiest...
  10. jacobl741

    Mf 5455 opinions

    Hi what are peoples opinions on massey 5455 dyna 4 tractors. There is one in at a local dealer, wouldn’t be getting used hard, round baler biggest thing it would need to run. Currently have a 5465 but wanting to swap it for a smaller 4cyl with a loader.
  11. P


    Anyone able to shed light on the growing of Miscantus and ROI?
  12. J

    What front weight ??

    Looking at buying a 1000kg front weight , ideally would like space for a tools aswell can I have people’s recommendations please . Thanks
  13. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  14. M

    Stubble to stubble rates

    What are people currently charging/being charged for a simple stubble to stubble operation on combinable cropping land?
  15. JWalker24

    Case JX1100U

    Considering purchasing a Case JX1100U, I've heard some good reports, but thought there's a wider audience on here for more opinions!! What's the difference between a JX1100U and and JXU110? The tractor also has a Quicke Q45 loader, are these reliable and well made? only had experience with...
  16. R

    New Holland 65 baler wanted.

    We are looking for a NH 65 baler in good working condition. Any help in sourcing / locating one would be appreciated.
  17. Rob Holmes

    Spreader hood or tedding out?

    Does using a spreader hood on a mower conditioner eliminate the need for tedding out, or would you still do it?
  18. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  19. Heathland

    To blast or not to blast....

    That is the question. I thought I'd post this in machinery forum rather than workshop. What are the forum members thoughts on machinery that has been shot blasted and repainted/overhauled about resale/value? Is it worth the time involved or does it put potential buyers off by covering up...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Updates to improve baler performance and bale quality

    Written by John Swire Technological updates announced by KUHN Farm Machinery in relation to its forage and straw baling equipment are all designed to improve control of product quality and/or operational efficiency. Humidity sensor to help achieve optimum dry matter KUHN’s VB variable chamber...