1. gavd

    Which part of forage making to take in-house first?

    Looking for a bit of advice on which bit of machinery to purchase first to do a bit more of our silage/hay/straw making in house. Just a small place so around 2-300 bales silage, 100-150 bales hay and 150 straw yearly. All done in 4 ft rounds. Currently we have a 120hp tractor and 70hp loader...
  2. C

    Case dB 1594 thoughts etc

    Hi, I’m thinking of getting a 1594 for basically playing on this haytime, always wanted one 20 odd years ago, now in the position where I can warrant having the odd thing just because I want! It will be expected to put in a shift on 250 acres of hay making , big mounted Tedder, twin rotor...
  3. Sid

    If you were a silage contractor

    How would you decide what order in which to chop grass now this year? "Me" first isn't an answer because it's @Sid first 🤣
  4. Wobblebox

    Tractor hire?

    I think I already know the answer to this one, but here goes.... Does anyone hire tractors out and charge by the clock hour, with no minimum hire period, and ideally between July and September? Yes, I know I want my cake and to eat it too!
  5. Dog Bowl

    Crimped Spring Barley

    Never had anything to do with it. Always take spring barley as a wholecrop but looking at other options as feel I don't need the bulky nature of all that forage. What is the process involved? How would I clamp it? How do folk feed it? What sort of feed rate would you feed it to weaned suckled...
  6. Mark C

    Baled forage Rye silage

    We are trying a bit of forage rye this year as an experiment. No clamp for chopped grass so it will be baled. When would people suggest cutting it ? I was thinking of when it was just splitting boot for max biomass Cheers mark
  7. Cmoran

    Tanco mower thoughts?

    Been looking at the new Tanco triple mower setup I’m wondering what are peoples thoughts on it. To me it seems a good idea as I already have a tractor fit to drive it. I’m still on 2 trailed mowers but will be looking to speed up the job in the future. I know it’s new and probably best give it a...
  8. Manney

    Bigger rear moco or stick with smaller front/rear combo

    Bit of a mower dilemma. Currenlty run a 2.8m kuhn rear moco and an ancient 3m claas front moco on my Fendt 711 which is about 140hp on the shaft. Front mower has died as it has a large crack in the bed. This combination on the 711 works ok but is slow uphill and is on the limit in our usually...
  9. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Better the devil you know, claas 250 baler.

    Iv got a claas 250rc, only doing around 500 bales of silage and 60 straw a season if that, but every year especially the last few it's alway needing bearings or rollers, broke down last day of baling last year, needs a new roller, one on the pressure system, the baler is good when not broken but...
  11. Jerseyjames

    Silage additive , round baler

    Round bale all out silage have never used additive before , have my own baler and bought a quad sprayer etc Going to mount the quad sprayer on the baler , all I want to know is where about a should I locate the nozzle , near the rotor above the reel seems abit hazzardous to me but maybe ok ...
  12. bobk

    Combining in Spain

    Nice , wish you were here .
  13. W

    Tractor hours

    How many hours is reasonable for a second hand tractor? I understand some is more then others but my understanding is limited to distance on cars, not hours on tractors unfortunately. Thanks.
  14. J


    Might sound stupid to some of you, but one of the main things I'm really struggling with is the paperwork side of things. I obviously knew there would be copious amounts but the sheer volume is now becoming overwhelming. Have any of you got any tips to make it easier and more organised? I'm now...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. Seth470

    Best Suited Baler For Me

    Looking at buying a round baler. We mainly do Hay And Straw But also a fair bit of silage. Want to do a fair bit of contracting so want a fairly reliable baler. Just wondering would a chopper be suited. Roughly 5k budget.
  20. 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...