forage

  1. spin cycle

    was i wrong?

    took daughter back to nottingham uni today....on way out radcliffe area....good wide road there was a jd with drill .....coupla cars behind him waiting to overtake.....i sat back another 30 yds out slightly ...i reasoned i could see ahead better than the two cars and when opportunity arose could...
  2. JD-Kid

    Kale and swedes

    any one planted both as a mix did it work or the kale covered the swedes over to much not planing to drill them just spun on with fert but could drill every other row if needed would just be a bit of a pain dry summers tho so swedes might not go too well could be the only factor.
  3. S

    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Afternoon All, We're exploring changing our system from conventional to organic and wanted to get some advice on organic rotations. We're looking to dedicate all our arable land (light chalk) to produce organic feed for finishing our suckler Angus X calves. Current thoughts are for a 9-year...
  4. Corteva Technical

    Grassland and Maize Agronomy Update

    Welcome to the latest update for the 2021 grassland and maize season. These regular technical notes are a seasonal commentary to help those interested in improving grassland and forage productivity on dairy, beef, sheep and equestrian enterprises. Download the FarmMoreForage App Where you are...
  5. Sid

    Unsolicited emails

    Couple of years ago I had a quote from a broker for insurance. So I furnished them with my contact details. This person has left this firm and now works elsewhere, but low and behold given our renewal is coming up I get an email from them via the new firm. Obviously a breach of GDRP, What...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Don’t be seduced by the looks

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Making a proper assessment of maize crop maturity, rather than just going by date or the look of the crop, will be essential if the best forage is to be produced this autumn – according to Tim Richmond from LG Seeds. The combination of a disrupted...
  7. brigadoon

    How much creep do you give your calves?

    Small herd of sucklers - luing, AA & Whitebred Sho cows to Simmental Bull - we are putting out 1Kg per head a day and it is going like snow off a dyke - it is our first year with this bull having previously used the Whitebred - I get the impression that the calves would eat more if I put it out...
  8. The Guardian RSS

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds Written by Oliver Milman from the Guardian Production of meat worldwide emits 28 times as much as growing plants, and most crops are raised to feed animals bound for slaughter The global production of food...
  9. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  10. F

    Dung beetle Survival

    After watching part of a Forage for Knowledge you tube video on the importance on looking after your Dung Beetles I thought I am already most of the way there on most of my pasture. With only the under 12 month cattle being wormed with an ivermectin type product. The problem I now have is I...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Harvest checklist launched to help farmers capitalise on sustainability of maize

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With the drive to farm sustainably, be sure to capitalise on the excellent potential in this year’s forage maize crops as a high-energy, home-grown feed for dairy cows. You can do this by minimising nutrient losses and wastage when turning maize crops...
  12. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Sowing late Stubble Turnips

    I know the latest date for sowing ST has been covered a few times on here so apologies. I have 40 acres available to me that we could possibly get in in the next day or two, if I uped the seed rate ,and made it come as thick as cress, would that compensate for the lack of growing time to make...
  13. Jerry

    New long term ley seed mix

    Got a field that’s been grass since I was born that needs a fessed this autumn. Over summer it was sprayed of and redstart rape drilled to give it a break. Been grazed off once and will have a few more ewe lambs run over it again as a bit of regrow that showing and with today’s rain it should...
  14. L

    Cash flow/ cost control

    So,it’s looking like upto the end of September ( allowing for anomalies) our cash flow position will be within 1k of last yr despite producing less milk. The position for the rest of the yr looks more uncertain. Was wondering how others are doing currently and what there budgets are suggesting...
  15. J

    forager

    going off the idea of forage wagon for various reasons.anybody worked with the tractor drawen forager with the engine on it espcially the class one
  16. Greythundercloudys

    Who is going to kelso.

    I'm not, to soft for my place, but who's going and what's on the shopping list, supposed to be all outside no big tents this year. Should be a good sale, cabbage feed Suffolks anyone.
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Harvest checklist launched to help farmers capitalise on sustainability of maize

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With the drive to farm sustainably, be sure to capitalise on the excellent potential in this year’s forage maize crops as a high-energy, home-grown feed for dairy cows. Do this by minimising nutrient losses and wastage when turning maize crops into...
  18. J

    trailer skid

    busy time of year, so no time to knock one up.... anyone know of anyone that sells trailer skids as mine has been pulled off. My only real want is it needs to be quite tall 9" or so. The ones on the net are only ever 6"
  19. J

    forage wagon

    do about 50 acre silage all between half mile and amile good road network what are forage wagons like diffrent sizes and tractor size and output , would like to clear 20 acres aday of single cut. any thoughts much appreciated
  20. bobk

    Is linseed a good break crop

    Not growing beans , although ideal as a break , horrible to combine and not much better to sell , rape would be good but circumstances have ruled that out
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