All things Dairy

Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Cows 'n grass, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Angloflora had them here for two years 2000-2002. Even through ploughing they keep coming back. Saves buying any flowers! Almost all the fields here grow them to some extent and this isn't the worst by a long shot. They normally disappear by first cut.

    I don't make a habit of eating them! :whistle::ROFLMAO:

    The cows pick at them but don't really eat them. They love rubbing on them and smashing the sh!t out of them though for some reason
     
  2. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Heres a comparasion of this spring and last year.

    This is yesterday
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    This is nearly the same spot in the same field last year on the 12th of March, I think it shows the rubbish spring we've had quite well. The daffs have been flowering on and off since early Jan, but we didn't really get a flush of them like normal and they got hammered by the snow.
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  3. lizness

    lizness Member

    Location:
    North East
    Cows out! But have escaped. Surprised how much grass on field but fairly wet. Had a fun 5 minutes!
     

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  4. bar718

    bar718 Member

    Were you ploughing today as well as I passed a fastrac and a Fendt both with ploughs on heading your direction on the 590 this morning.
     
  5. @buffalo_soldier
     
  6. stablegirl

    stablegirl Member

    Location:
    North
    No that was fawcetts coming to a neighbour.

    We ploughed ourselves last week, didn't want to much pressure!
     
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  7. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    Still to wet here to even think about Barley let alone maize. Looking fantastic with you
     
  8. stablegirl

    stablegirl Member

    Location:
    North
    We seem to have had uncharacteristic weather for Cumbria, its rained every day over the last week but been fit to drill in the afternoons.

    We are about to get soaked though got half an inch forecast this morning.
     
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  9. Yesterday afternoon/evening was like a barmy November. Gales, cold, now today piddling it down again
     
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  10. Martyn

    Martyn Member

    Location:
    South west
  11. Martyn

    Martyn Member

    Location:
    South west
    Coads Green. So not far from your door!
     
  12. And it's sunny today? In Coads Green. Unbelievable. Sh1t here
     
  13. 10 days of this in front of the cows. 30ha on platform at a cover of 4600kg or greater. So have to be cut for silage.
    Growth not an issue, weather is. 20180417_123826.jpg
     
  14. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    The rain and cold has broken me these last couple of days. It’s been unreal here. Loads of grass so mine would’ve been going out by day later this week, forecast looks like even end of next will be lucky. Out at cows at 11 last night was the depth of winter. Took an artic load of feed with the talk of £30 tonne rises.
     
  15. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    Your covers look just like mine on my platform but my silage ground is bare :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. dinderleat

    dinderleat Member

    Location:
    Wells
    Preg rate doing well 3 month average gone up to 42 IMG_2132.JPG
     
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  17. Crusty

    Crusty Member

    That's an excellent preg rate, seems to be an annual pattern though. What do you think the causes are?
     
  18. Crusty

    Crusty Member

    That's an excellent preg rate, seems to be an annual pattern though. What do you think the causes are?
     
  19. stablegirl

    stablegirl Member

    Location:
    North
    My aim is for a 12 month average preg rate of 25% currently 20%.

    42 is godly!
     

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