round bales

  1. hilux

    Straw and silage chopper or unroller?

    Got a feed barrier down the middle of the shed and 57ft either side. Up until now been putting a straw bale either side and bedding down by hand. Same goes for the middle of the shed feeding silage or hay. Looking to speed up the job and make it easier for myself. Not sure whether a straw...
  2. R

    Class Q

    When class Q planning was introduced l believe that it was for redundant farm buildings. I am now told the redundant bit is no longer necessary, is this correct? After applying for this planning ,when an inspection takes place by the planners,does the building have to be completely empty and...
  3. Steevo

    Storm Eunice

    Batten down the hatches - looks like pretty rough weather due tomorrow! I'll be surprised (and grateful!) if I'm not sitting here this time tomorrow night without having some trees down and/or a storm damage insurance claim!
  4. G

    Giant baler

    This bloke has built a round baler that makes 9ft by 9ft bales that weigh 2.5 tons in hay
  5. icanshootwell

    Mc Hale c460

    Had the belts get hot a few times, feeding silage (round bale) by the time you stop machine there is a lot of smoke from belts, took cover aff last night to possibly adjust up but found it to be an auto type which i am not familiar with. There is adjustment but how do you know if you over...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – Kuhn’s answer to complete diet feeding

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland With the onset of the spring calving season dairy farms are busy places with not only the rush of young stock, but also the feeding of both dry cattle and those in the early stages of lactation. Complete diet feeding is one answer to easing the...
  7. D

    Muck value in straw for muck?

    Just wondering if there are any recognised standards for working this out? I have cattle in a borrowed shed, and am buying straw from the owner to bed them, but hauling in the silage. He will be getting the muck. He's suggested we can take the value of the muck into consideration when it comes...
  8. Headless chicken

    How soon to turn out 4-6month old calves.

    I think I know the answer here but this is the first year that we actually have access to early grazing. tb testing 14th of feb. Hoping to start with the fert around then. Any issues with getting them out then? carry on giving them a kilo of cake or let them crack on? Would like to save some...
  9. Timbo

    Too soon for chain harrowing?

    Given the dry mild weather.. anyone cracked on yet ??
  10. G

    $300 hay

    Hay is $300 a bale in canada since the drought.
  11. Clive

    Getting paid for straw ?

    What is it about straw buyers that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the...
  12. Stags Agri

    South West Online Timed Sale - Closing on 30th January 2022

    NOW LIVE! THE SOUTH WEST JANUARY ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF 45+ TRACTORS, TELEHANDLERS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST SEASONAL SALE OF FODDER FOR 2022 CLOSING ON: SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY FROM 7PM ENTRIES SO FAR INCLUDE: TRACTORS...
  13. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 45+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 30th January 2022

    NOW LIVE! THE SOUTH WEST JANUARY ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF 45+ TRACTORS, TELEHANDLERS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST SEASONAL SALE OF FODDER FOR 2022 CLOSING ON: SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY FROM 7PM ENTRIES SO FAR INCLUDE...
  14. Tim G

    How can I stop our cows wasting silage?

    Our few Jerseys are loose housed through the winter and fed baled silage in a ring feeder which is on an area we scrape clean daily. Previous years we'd noticed how much silage they dragged out of the feeder when eating so when we changed our baler last year we went for one with a chopper in the...
  15. Chris F

    There is no such thing as the wild in the UK?

    So much talk about re-wilding in the news. I've never liked the concept as its seems to be a dream in someone's head about what nature does when left to itself. But the wild - as in lets say 1,000 or 10,000 years ago, just does not exist any more in my opinion. There are 70 million people in...
  16. spin cycle

    bargain for some small doer like myself

    rebadged vermeer :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
  17. Jsmith2211

    John Deere small baler

    Hello all. I currently make around 200 4ft round bales of hay, but i'm looking to do some of this in smalls instead, as well as baling some for other people. Therefore i am in the market for a small baler. I like the look of the deeres because of the auger feed and the gear driven knotters, so...
  18. S

    Straw spreading options for loader tractor

    Just wondering what people’s thoughts are on straw spreaders/choppers when we just have the one loader tractor. The warthog loader mounted spreader looks spot on but they aren’t currently making the round bale model, we’re on all round bales here. I think Malgar used to make them as well but...
  19. N

    single pass mowing/baling

    other than a front mounted mower and rear baler is there any single machine that will cut and clear stewardship residues? must be versatile in tight corners. single chop? foreage trailer? baler? zero grazer?? any ideas. thanks
  20. G

    Using Round Bale Straw to keep Sheep in Yard

    Hello I've got access to a new shed this year to lamb my ewes, it's a pole barn with a good roof on top, the only issue is I don't have enough hurdles to fence the outside to keep them in said pole barn, could I use round bale of Straw round the shed to keep them in, or will they eat through and...
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