32ml pipe.

Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
As above ^^^ that's what I use the bit of tubing that the silage sheet came rolled on, for
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my neighbour made this, easy to load with those big drain coils it is
 
Hold the coil and spill off 6 or 8 rounds, turn coil and spill the same number on the other side , repeat till its gone.
Spilling from on side then the other means when pulled out its straight not coiled in a spring. Takes a bit of care but does work, can use technique for wire, land drain etc.
 

Triangle

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Dorset
Dont know how your laying it but after usting a local contractor to do some land drain unless your moleploughing it in id definitely use them to trench it in verry fast and not expensive i gather im in a similar area to you and the trencher unrolles it straight in
 

Agrispeed

Member
Location
Cornwall
Best tip I ever read on here is to tie the end with long rope to quad or tractor and drive around field. It'll spin around on the rope and uncoil and you end up with a nice, placid pipe that won't spring out the ground or re coil itself up. it makes it absurdly easy to do on your own!
 
Thanks for the replies. We went with the pallet fork option.
worked brilliantly and the difference in water pressure has been dramatic 👍
I wish I had put 32mm on the main up the farm instead of 25mm, as I thought I would get less pressure loss (200' of rise, and I think 900yards distance), am I right in thinking the pressure loss would be less?
 
I wish I had put 32mm on the main up the farm instead of 25mm, as I thought I would get less pressure loss (200' of rise, and I think 900yards distance), am I right in thinking the pressure loss would be less?
In warm summer weather we reroute our field supply via a booster pump fed from the power hose/ plate cooler tank, so we can increase the pressure at the farm end of the line , made a huge difference in our case.
Had to put a full flow ball valve on the tank to keep it full enough. In hot weather the mains pressure really drops off in the yard close to the meter.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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