1. tr250

    14 ton silage trailer what’s it worth?

    This is one of our grain/silage trailers how much do people think it’s worth? It’s a tb14 2012 it’s carted grain silage and muck but always washed straight after it’s straight and tidy apart from the bent mudguard tailgate is rape proof on air and hydraulic brakes sprung drawbar, 550x45r22.5...
  2. J

    Farm diversification - caravan storage

    Afternoon, first post on the farming forum. I am looking to create a caravan storage yard next to our silage clamp. Does anybody have any experience with this? Is PP hard to get? security issues? dealing with the caravan owners etc Many thanks
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Early signs are of variable first cut analysis

    Written by John Swire Winter dairy diets will need careful balancing to make the most of variable grass silages in the light of considerable price volatility, particularly for protein sources. “The challenging weather this season means some farmers went early while for other harvest was...
  4. W

    When to stop spraying due to heat

    As title says, do you stop because of bright sun shine or when it gets too hot ? Reason for asking, today isn’t that hot (21 degrees) but unbroken bright sunshine and tomorrow will be very hot and sunny, just wondering what people’s thoughts are.
  5. L

    Stacking hay outside

    Best practice for stacking hay outside please? Short on shed space so went rounds over squares to stack outside. Got a stone hard standing very open to all prevailing wind best way to do it? Sheet ?no sheet? Pallets? Will be built like a pyramid. It's only 50bales so far. Tia
  6. Andyt880

    How long between applying forefront and topping?

    As per the title, how long do I need to wait after spraying weeds with forefront until I can top the paddock off clean? I don’t want to cut the weed off before the spray has made it to the root. Mainly thistles I’m spraying for.
  7. S

    Any info on drill tyres

    Thinking of buying a used drill to sow barley and sow grass and clover mixs as I reseed as I make wholecrop silage and currently use fert spinner to do the job with a light rake to cover seed. Wondering if a drill would be better any info greatly appreciated.
  8. N

    New Holland Tractors

    We are looking at purchasing two new tractors and New Holland are very competitive, however we keep hearing they have reliability issues and downtime can be very expensive, does anyone have first hand experience if this is correct or is it just gossip, we are looking at a T315 & T270 and have...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

    Written by Brian McDonnell Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation. If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning...
  10. S

    Claas 375 rc baler any good?

    Any one running one? Would be interested in any thoughts on them?
  11. Jerry

    Bale weight and pros of chopping?

    Have the option of a contractor with a McHale Fusion to do some haylage for sheep. How heavy are fusion bales roughly? And what are the advantages of have the grass chopped? Wastage, quality??
  12. M

    Contracting hay

    Ive got around 60 acres of grass. What would be the cost to get it cut and get it turned into hay or silage? If i get a contractor to do everything will there be any profit for me to sell the bales?
  13. M

    AB8 Mid Tier Silage?

    We're looking at putting in quite a few ha of AB8, Directives say to cut / graze 90% of it between August and October , anyone made any hay or silage off it? What's the yield like?
  14. teslacoils

    Covering chicken poops.

    Am I supposed to cover heaps of chicken poops? Does that have to be as soon as they are tipped? Can I chop and blow a layer of straw over the top, or fym, instead?
  15. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  16. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  17. T

    Concrete yard renewal

    We have been awarded a grant to renew some concrete, just wondering what we should be paying a contractor roughly to supply and lay. There are a couple of drains also. Thanks
  18. R

    Best post emergence spray for new grass ley

    As per question really. Have a few docks, thistles, buttercups (seem to be everywhere this year!) and what I think is a little bit of redshank. What's the best clover-safe product to hit them. Ley is approx 5 weeks and not too far off being ready to graze.
  19. Barleymow

    Most unusual thing gives while working

    Son rang earlier he was baling hay / silage today the farmer presented him with 3 boxes of eggs and a frozen chicken!! Will be thawed out when he finishes for the day won't fit in the fridge on his fastrac