round bales

  1. R

    Barley straw prices

    Does anybody know what the right price is for 100 mini hestons of barley straw in Sussex ? 6 string 8ft
  2. T

    Small Bale Trailer Size.

    I'm in the process of the refurbishment of a small bale trailer for personal use. It will be used for both round and small hay bales. Also may be used for haylage, one row on the floor. Would 18 ft. long by 8ft. 4in wide be ok. The reason for that width is that 3 by 3 ft small bales can be...
  3. DairyGrazing

    Grain store, crimp storage & then livestock.

    I need to store 5-600 tons of grain before it is crimped. Ideally just drive in tip and then drive off. That is easy but the difficult bit is how to then put it through the crimper and stack it without too much messing about and moving it around too much. Then it would be nice to use the shed...
  4. O

    Front loader mf35 61

    Hi folks I have an eye on a Millport power loader off a 135...would it fit my 35? Do you think the internal hydraulic pump would cope or is there an external option....seems to work fine on the three point linkage lifting silage bales
  5. Dry Rot

    Wrapping the curved surface of round bales

    It's that time of year again. I have had several months with an empty shed where I have been able to get on with machinery repairs and other jobs under cover. It just seems an appalling waste of space to fill the shed with a bulky commodity like hay or straw for a major part of the year when it...
  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. B

    Swimming pool help

    I know not farming related but farmers are a resourceful bunch hence asking the question. My grandfather hand dug out a pool in the farmhouse garden in the 50’s. It was last used around 20 years ago but as it’s made out of concrete had badly cracked and leaked a bit. It was covered over and...
  8. D

    Leaving hay to "sweat"

    Interested to know what people do with big bales regarding keeping them out? We have a bit of rain coming in this weekend, they've been baled 3 days ago and there is good weather after the damp weekend. Better to keep them out for a few weeks?
  9. jacobl741

    Round baling hay

    Got one field of hay left to bale, we usually do it all small squares but have filled the lofts sooner than expected this time. So it’s going to get round baled, it’s nice and dry good hay, should I turn the baler density down from what we use for hayledge as we usually try to get as much as we...
  10. JLTate

    Double bale spike on manitou brackets

    Wanted: Simple double bale spike for round bales. On manitou brackets. Anyone got one? thanks
  11. topground

    How to prevent hay barn fire?

    Left to his own devices contractor has baled 60 round bales a day earlier than I would have liked. How long would they need to be left in the field to eliminate spontaneous combustion risk or how much a risk will there be if they are stacked 2 or 3 high under cover?
  12. puppet

    Cutting the Wrong Field

    I cut a field of hay a few miles away and next door were some lovely silage fields. The owner farms 3 miles away and will never be there apart from silage time. I wondered if anyone has cut, ploughed or sprayed the wrong field because nobody was around. Or maybe cut and baled it BECAUSE the...
  13. Hilly


    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 ?
  14. 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...
  15. M

    Ineos Grenadier and Land Rover Defender

    Had a chance to look around both of these at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood last week. Is there anyone on here running the LR yet? And anyone tempted by the Grenadier when it becomes available next year?
  16. andybk

    Taking a field out of rotation for round bales , any issues with manure / dead grass with sheep ?

    we usually put sheep in paddocks , top hard when they come out , maybe cut regrowth 5 or 6 weeks later , one paddock got away from one lot , is there any issue with manure or trod grass in round bales come feeding time (listeria etc) , or is it best to carry on like we were ? we have a rake now...
  17. Sir loin

    Round bale hay sweating time.

    We have just baled 11 acres of hay into round bales would have preferred another day on it but forecast is not in our favour so we are leaving it out in the field to sweat how long does the curing period take to heat up and then cool down to be safe enough to put it in the shed.
  18. F

    John Deere 342 Knotter Issue

    Hello all, We have recently been trying to get a JD 342 working that has been laying in a shed for 20+ years. Most things seem to be going well, however she can be quite temperamental when it comes to tying knots. It will tie them most of the time but every now and then it will get a knot...
  19. Grassman

    Total stupidity