1. S

    Do tractors go better after 8pm?

    Has anyone noticed their tractors running better after 8pm in summer when air cools..... a local contractor said this earlier tonight
  2. J

    Friesian steers silage based diet

    Looking for the best way to do some friesian steers on a mainly silage based diet. Looking to run them on to being bigger beast as I’ve not got the grain to fatten as bulls but I’ve plenty silage. was thinking maybe 1-2kg of cake a day? Is anyone else on with this?
  3. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  4. E

    Richard Western SF14 HS

    Can anyone tell me what this is? Found it on the floor. Not my trailer. Thanks
  5. D

    Telehandler Size

    I’m not a fan of large machinery but the time has come to replace the manitou MLT626. With more wagons to load since the livestock went should we be moving up to 3.5 ton lift capacity? We load maybe 1000 tons a year. Not much compared to some but lorries like to be away quickly. I really liked...
  6. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  7. J

    feeding big bale silage

    does anybody use ashear grab to split round silage bales at the feed barrier
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields?

    Does Grazing Cover Crops Negatively Impact Soil and Crop Yields? Written by Lindsey Anderson, Humberto Blanco, Mary Drewnoski and Jim MacDonald, Published in CropWatch from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Separation of crop and livestock production can degrade soil and other natural...
  9. jerseycowsman

    Open lies about dairy farming

    Ok guys, I want to make sure my figures are generally right before I do the NFUs job and write to the economist and grocer magazines and the BBC about all this obvious bollox that is being spouted! Having done my carbon footprint and realising that mine and the UK average were quite low. I...
  10. O

    Maize buckraking rates

    What is the going rate for buckraking maize?! Either by the hour / acer Thanks
  11. V

    Best thing to feed bulls

    Ive got 4 Angus bulls been out working there first season , there under 2 year old , had a busy summer and are looking quite lean . Getting them off cows next week and will put in shed and quietly feed them over winter to our condition back on. Currently feed suckler calves a 16% nut. With ad...
  12. JP1

    Outside AD plant ag produce causing nuisance

    To be fair I can see his point too
  13. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  14. H

    Moist Citrus Pulp

    Hello Folk I would like to ask a question to anyone in the south of England on here. Moist citrus pulp is a feed that has been around for donkeys year and in your part of the world you can buy it near enough as cheap as you can grow silage. it is and incredible source of energy at 13.5ME and...
  15. cowboysupper

    Silo Tyre Shooter Does anyone in the UK manufacture tyre shooters for dispensing tyres onto silage clamps (as per link above) ? Or indeed has anyone made their own and would be willing to share their design? After a long night covering our maize last night it got...
  16. B

    New tractor advice

    Hi all, I was just after a bit of advice on tractors as far as suggesting some or at least what to look for regarding size power brands etc... Or point in the direction of another thread.(I have searched a bit) I have been tasked with sourcing a tractor for my getting elderly mother. And whilst...
  17. balerman

    Fertiliser crisis and suckled calf sales

    Just getting a feeling that the cost of inputs is going to take the heat out sales this autumn.Anyone seen any sold yet,asking for a friend.
  18. M

    Selling Hay?

    sell a fair bit of Hay and Haylage. majority local and most collected off farm. However some one wanted supplying with round hay about 3.5 mile away. Thought take with jeep and trailer half hour job £40 all in... Now she says has to be taken with tractor put on pallet then pushed in a small...
  19. S

    baler choice welger 415 or kuhn 3160

    I might have the choice of either of these 2 machines dont know the history of the welger 415 but it is approx 2013 with 12k bales looks tidy in the photos ,or the kuhn 3160 12k bales first 6k with a contractor on silage then a mix for the rest 2018 done a bit in a short time but looks tidy as...
  20. J

    fertilizer crisis

    what are folks thinking re the massive hike in prices, surely comes apoint when it is not sustainably. still think if not one farmer ordered any fert price would ease , is abit of amind game !