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  1. M

    Manitou gearbox

    Hi recently purchased an ex demo manitou 737 powershift done 400 hours with it 700 hours on clock now 3rd gear clutch pack burnt out all under warranty just wondering if anyone else had low hour gearbox repair
  2. Rick.banks

    Kuhn suppy problems

    Whats the record for ordering kuhn kit and it not turning up? I'll start... ordered a baler 7 months ago for march delivery, still not here... can't be on my own here!
  3. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...
  4. A

    John Deere 678 Combi Baler - Auto start cycle

    Hi All, i hope someone can help with this. i have a 2006/7 678 combi baler that i bought in a non working state. there were sensors missing etc. i replaced these and got it working and it works just fine exept it will not "Auto Start" the wrapping cycle, i have to press "Start Cycle" on the...
  5. Northeastfarmer

    Mchale wrapper problem

    Evening all...have a mchale 991 lber wrapper and was working perfectly when it went into hibernation for the winter....did a lump of first cut last week and on the wrap cutting sequence the drop arm has stopped coming down to squash the plastic onto the ram knife....I can operate it manually and...
  6. D

    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads:
  7. M

    What fertiliser to spread

    Hi. I just got my meadow field soil sampled and I know I need a lot off lime, and my P is very poor. I need to spread fertiliser this weekend and need help on what to sow. I know it’s not going to be great but I am not sure what to go with. I’ve attached pc picture below Thanks
  8. GAM


    I spot sprayed a few Docks three weeks ago, the majority looked absolutely cooked, wilting, yellow leaves, a bit of warmth and they are gradually coming alive!!
  9. ffukedfarmer

    Hay Making 2021

    Anyone made a start yet?!
  10. pine_guy

    DIY AI and buying semen

    So this year for the first time we are going to do some AI. My headsman is AI trained and just had his refresher course. So we can buy whatever we want and not be tied to one company. The question is, having not bought semen before, where to go for it. We have spoke to semex as the rep called in...
  11. paul&mandy

    Red clover for fattening lambs, grazed and silage

    Looking to get lambs into this. I know they do well on grazed red clover but what it like baled and wrapped provided it's done right. Sometimes it would be nice to finish lambs inside later on when we are under water or run out of turnips etc.
  12. Agriland RSS

    GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

    Written by Rachel Martin Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average. The figures relate to plots at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough, which are used as a control site for grass growth research in...
  13. 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 🤣
  14. Cowabunga

    So much for extended grazing. The Spring deluge.

    For the first time in at least a couple of decades I've had to rehouse the cows in late May, day and night, because it is so wet and cold for them and they are making an unacceptable mess of the fields and pastures. Also it is probably only the third or fourth time in the last 40 years that...
  15. V

    Which spray?

    I put in a field of rape and Italian last year with the intention this year to cut once and then spray off before short second cut to put in a long term. It hasn’t been shut out long and grass is looking well as I also scratched more italian in this spring to make sure but now there’s a few...
  16. News

    What to do about the lack of grass?

    Despite rainfall in early May across the UK, farmers are faced with limited grass growth for this time of year. Wynnstay grass and roots manager, Colin Jones, says although welcomed, this wet weather is still a little too late to offset the lack of grass many are currently faced with. “With...
  17. JCfarmer

    Maize drilling 2021

    What a pain in the backside, the weather finally breaks and doesn't know when to stop!:rolleyes: All mucked and ploughed but too wet to do anything with really at the moment. Not going to maul it in, better to wait 10days I think with more rain forecast.
  18. Agriland RSS

    Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

    Written by Richard Halleron College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisors have issued guidance to milk producers in Northern Ireland on how to best manage a multi-cut silage system. Richard Gibson confirmed that paying attention to cut and wilt times will help boost...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Don’t let this year’s weather impact your silage quality

    Written by William Kellett Despite the wet weather so far this month, the cold nights and dry, sunny days experienced in many parts of the country through April, have meant much slower grass growth. With first cut delayed on some farms to allow grass growth to catch up, this year, more than...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Could maize replace grass silage shortfalls?

    Written by John Swire The cold and dry conditions in April significantly reduced grass growth. Many farmers were forced to take very early and light cuts of first cut grass silage as fields failed to bulk up as expected. Although recent rain came at the right time for aftermaths and could help...