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?
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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 ?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...