forage

  1. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  2. Barleycorn

    New Self Propelled Forage Harvester for a Farmer?

    We cut 800 to 1000 acres of silage a year. We have plenty of labour, regular and family, and are currently running a 1998 Claas 850. She is in good nick, on about 5500 hours, but we do have regular breakdowns, which involve 6 or 7 blokes watching and scratching their arses as it is mended. I...
  3. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Video: Plastic tines and power-saving with Strautmann Magnon

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland It was at the last Agritechnica that Strautmann launched its latest range of forage wagons, but has taken until this season for them to arrive in Ireland. Known as the Magnon series, the machines come with several new features, the most notable of...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    New Holland NutriSense nutrient analysis technology helps farmers make informed decisions to market their crops more profitably

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers are constantly looking for ways to do more with less: improve the quality of their crop while optimising the use of inputs, preserving the health of the soil and reducing the environmental impact of their activities. It’s a delicate balancing act...
  6. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  7. C

    Situation Vacant Assistant Dairyperson in Sunny Dorset

    We have an exciting and varied position for our 380 cow herd on a simple forage based system. If you are in the early stage of your career or ultimately looking to progress to a Herd Manager you will have every opportunity to learn and hone your skills. We are a friendly 4 person team with...
  8. D

    Complexity kills small businesses?

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. If all I did was grow one particular crop or concentrate on one particular enterprise then my life would be whole lot easier and most likely more profitable. I think this is what has changed re small mixed farming businesses. Whether it’s sheep...
  9. Hilly

    Silage

    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  10. andybk

    Low input sheep trials NZ ,

    Low input sheep trials NZ , similar to @Tim W , , genetics for low input high output look interesting long term https://beeflambnz.com/news-views/genetics-future-proof-nz-sheep-industry-part-two?fbclid=IwAR2zRWOgibiSZCgp9H6tt1BR0UtNJcecoICGMOlZJ2E2kDybA6HLHikj3v0
  11. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  12. P

    Establishing Catch Crops

    I'm planning on drilling some catch crops after OSR and Winter Oats this year, but am wondering how to best get them established? I'm worried about volunteer OSR out competing the catch crop, so would it be best to wait for a chit of Rape volunteers, then either spray them off or take them out...
  13. Bojangles

    Fat Hens will they eat them or am I going to have to kill the clover

    Got a reseed that is just full of fat hens 🤦‍♂️ I took the chance as it was sprayed off and put a decent amount of clover in the mix. Now I’m staring at a bloody mess. Have put ewes on it and obviously they are loving the grass but it’s becoming obvious as they eat it down how bad the bloody...
  14. Keepers

    Forage crop ideas for late sowing

    Good afternoon, Currently planning which winter forage crops are being planted and into which fields, majority will be turnip/rape mix. However I have a small plot (64ha) which is following spring barley, if the weather is great it will be off end of August, but it’s looking more like will be...
  15. andybk

    Cost for mowing for hay ?

    after a few issues today , my neighbour cut about 5 ac hay for me ,even field no stones issues , what is a decent price to do the job , big john deere 8ft moco , happy to pay whatever as he has helped me out of a situation ,
  16. D

    Methane

    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  17. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere 8800i

    John Deere 8800i Advert added by: Farol Ltd Machinery Details Category: Combines Forage Harvester and Accessories Price: £0 Condition: Used Description How to make contact with the Dealer Click here to read more about this listing and contact the dealer
  18. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere 8600

    John Deere 8600 Advert added by: Farol Ltd Machinery Details Category: Combines Forage Harvester and Accessories Price: £158950 Condition: Used Description How to make contact with the Dealer Click here to read more about this listing and contact the dealer
  19. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    The Living Years

    The Living Years Written by Gareth Edwards talks about his struggles with depression, selling the family farm, his involvement with the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and living with prostate cancer. All this, and lots more.. Podcast Sponsors: NFU Cymru - for more information...
  20. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY - Exeter - 31/07/21

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY, TRAILERS, ATTACHMENTS, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FERTILIZER On Behalf of Messrs R G Seward & Sons SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30AM FULL DETAILS (MORE...
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