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...
Hi everyone thinking of planting some kale direct into some grass in next couple of weeks want to graze it with mainly cattle from November until January only 4acre patch. Which would be best to grow. Thanks
We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread.
Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation.
Just to catch up...
Having seen decent results from Magnesium with fungicide applications here I'm pretty convinced that along with Manganese t's a micronutrient worth using routinely on our soil types. Bitersaltz has been our cheap go-to product but it's not the most users friendly when filling a 6000L sprayer...
Anybody any experience of applying glyphosate post drilling and had a problem due to it catching the emerging crop?
I have done a couple of acres of beet as a trial just before the seedlings break through the surface in a particularly weedy patch so I guess I’ll soon know but just wondered if...
Have some of the above to sow
Can use 90% cereal, so we are using oats seeing as we have some.
What rate are people sowing the oats
And do you mix the other seeds with the oats to sow or sow seperate.
Neighbour has 15 acres of rye corn planted last autumn that he was planning to eat off now but has no need for it now.
It’s knee high at present and he’s thinking about cutting and baling/wrapping.
Never fed it but could do with 50 rounds for next winter as cattle feed.
Does it wrap ok And...
Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best:
1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley
2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat
looking at one of there feeders TF350 any down sides with them and what spares would be worth having on hand with them
keep in mind im not just down the road
been feeding out sheep nuts. getting a bit old hat. using 18 kg buckets have a grain feed but good luck knowing what 50...
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This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
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Did peas and barley last year, good yield after drought, but worked out considerably expensive (min £55 per bale).
Drilled and harvested into bales by contractor. Only 20 acres.
Thinking about this year coming now need to think what alternatives - if any makes it more economical - if there is...
I’m growing rye for the first time this year. I’ve got hybrid variety Serafino.
It follows wheat, straw baled, stubble raked, drilled last week of September with JD750a.
The issue I have is that it is thin in the swath rows. I take it that it doesn’t like the toxins from the wheat chaff. Has...