‘Cheaper’ sources of energy

HarryB97

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Mixed Farmer
Normally our silage is great quality but this year it’s poor so for the first time ever we are having to feed rolled barley, not ideal with barley approaching £250 tonne! Are there any other ‘affordable’ sources of energy out there which are a similar value to barley on a cost per kilo of dry matter? Want to avoid moist feeds as have an auger bucket and bale unroller for feeding up.
 

jackrussell101

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Mixed Farmer
Possible some fodder beet if you can get your hands on it.

Can be fed whole or through the auger bucket, if feeding whole then probably best for older cattle only.
 

Tomo23

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Livestock Farmer
We put this though an auger bucket no problem. I'd consider it moist.
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mo!

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Mixed Farmer
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York
Normally our silage is great quality but this year it’s poor so for the first time ever we are having to feed rolled barley, not ideal with barley approaching £250 tonne! Are there any other ‘affordable’ sources of energy out there which are a similar value to barley on a cost per kilo of dry matter? Want to avoid moist feeds as have an auger bucket and bale unroller for feeding up.
Wheat is usually cheaper than barley to feed. Beet at 25 quid a tonne is better again
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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