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?
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...
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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
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Environment Secretary shared more detail on Agricultural Transition Plan
Written by Defra Press Office
There has been national and trade coverage in titles such as The Sun, Farming Today, Horticulture Week and Farmers Weekly following the Secretary of State’s speech at Cereals arable...
If you have grazing cattle or sheep on your farm, we would be really grateful if you could spend 10 minutes to complete this online survey on grazing practices.
Link to survey: https://adas-survey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cattle-and-sheep-grazing-practices-survey-final
The survey is being carried out...
I'm balling round balls with my New Holland 644 baller four season now. Every season I can't start smoothly and when neighbors balling than I repair some thing on my round baller. I'm balling 300-500+ round bales each year.
What is the best 90's to early 00's round baller in the...
I need advice and guidance in picking a tractor. Been pricing some up, but there are so many options, that I need somebody to guide me in the right direction.
So here is the breakdown:
- Small holding (12 acres)
- Its main job will be for moving stuff (soil, mess, hay, straw...
I run my own hay making equipment and also help other farmers bale theirs into round bales, we have a lely/welger rp445 and are always asked to turn the density down when we are baling their hay to prevent it warming. it makes no difference to me how they want their hay baling...
Clueless Farmers daughter here again, who doesn't want to trouble my poorly old Father.
Had quotes of 2.5 - 4k to make 12 acres of hay.
Thinking of trying ourselves, particularly as we maybe getting a further 20 acres next year. Can anyone advise what are the best old...