round bales

  1. Little Karoo


    Hello Everyone. 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...
  2. ffukedfarmer

    Hay Making 2021

    Anyone made a start yet?!
  3. U

    Massey 3120 front lift arms

    Hi all, decided it's time to install a used front lift. It's from something else, so brackets to be made/modified. Should the side rails go back as far as the cab mounts? or is it sufficient just picking up the front side mounts. If it makes any difference, possibly thinking to fit a loader at...
  4. Agriland RSS

    GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

    Written by Rachel Martin Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average. The figures relate to plots at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough, which are used as a control site for grass growth research in...
  5. Northeastfarmer

    Which bale nipper

    Just sold 2 old bale nippers and now looking to buy a new one....have always used the type in the pic below but albutt ones not mchale which type of bale nipper do people prefer? Soft hands or this type? also which make Cheers
  6. Manney

    Bigger rear moco or stick with smaller front/rear combo

    Bit of a mower dilemma. Currenlty run a 2.8m kuhn rear moco and an ancient 3m claas front moco on my Fendt 711 which is about 140hp on the shaft. Front mower has died as it has a large crack in the bed. This combination on the 711 works ok but is slow uphill and is on the limit in our usually...
  7. D

    Whole crop wheat yield

    Has anyone had experience of whole cropping wheat early. . It’s a good thick crop, about 2 and a half foot tall. Flag leaf will be fully out in a week. Anyone had any experience of how many 4ft round bales it would do to the acre roughly. And what would it be worth rapped and baled.
  8. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  9. B

    Tadcaster to Tamworth

    Rigid lorry of 40 round bales of Hay. Yard unsuitable for artics
  10. R

    Staffing levels

    Hello I'm just after some info on the staffing level any of you block calves run, if you would be willing to share. How many staff and cows? Do you rear heifers and do you do any other field work? etc. Do you aim for any kpi such as a ppl for all labour? Any info much appreciated.
  11. Granite Farmer

    Strautmann and Abbey diet feeders

    Getting quotes for the above machines (10cube). I guess they are much the same but am interested in people's experiences. TIA James
  12. Sid

    Tedding research

    In the dairying magazine I was reading about the research done on tedding Grass cut and left took 20hrs to get to 30% DM Grass cut and ted right behind the mower only took 5 hrs to get to 30%DM Therefore conserving more of the nutrients.
  13. T Hectares

    Haylage 101

    Morning, this part of the forum is not my usual habitat being an Arable farmer for the past 25 years !! I’m looking at the possibility of supplying haylage to a local buyer, I’m ok with growing costs and machinery costs but what I don’t have is a clue on yields and prices... This would...
  14. andybk

    What old rake ?

    we only make 30-50 round bales a year , with our old haybob and welger rp12 , can be quite time consuming in a light crop , whats a decent make of older small rake to pull up in front the baler , i see all sorts for sale is there much difference in them all ? Missed out a few times on a haybob...
  15. Chae1

    Costs to grow grass for silage?

    Away to put silage fert on today @£287/t focuses the mind. Grass seed over £70/acre. Anything different anyone else doing? Have applied digestate to some fields. They will just get cheaper straight N. Been buying bales of silage for £8.50 a bale. Makes you wonder if worth making your own.
  16. Y

    Contracted tendons in lambs legs - deficiencies?

    I've had a few this year that start off looking a bit clubbed but have got steadily worse instead of decontracting with benign neglect like they usually do. Is this linked to selenium deficiency/ white muscle disease does anyone know? Any suggestions? Its mainly the bottom joint so splinting is...
  17. Spartacus

    Feeding round bales

    I'm currently using a Muck grab to feed my sucklers round bales into a feed passage with my skid steer, I put half a bale in each feeder so they don't waste it otherwise it is too full and they drag it out. Most bales rip themselves in half when I pick them up but the bales off the top of the...
  18. F

    What Price Per Acre For Mowing Grass On PP

    As above but this is on tired PP which has some thistles. Can put fertilizer on but amounts only around 30 units to the acre. The land is probably short of lime so response to fertilizer may not be great. Seventy acres in total but in ten small fields. Land is completely bare at present.
  19. G

    Small bale straw and mice

    Does stacking small bale straw on it’s side really stop mice eating the strings? We don’t make many, but too many are being damaged by mice eating one string, don’t want to go to the effort of turning every bale for no reason.