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Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Anyone have the calculations to work out how much silage I will have in a clamp. Want to order some sunshine in a bottle, but need to know how much. Have tried a few online silage clamp calculators but are getting wildly different numbers.
The clamp is 22m long, 10m wide and 2m high. And go with approx 30% dry matter, if that is ok for a late August 2nd cut ?

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pappuller

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Livestock Farmer
Location
M6 Hard shoulder
Anyone have the calculations to work out how much silage I will have in a clamp. Want to order some sunshine in a bottle, but need to know how much. Have tried a few online silage clamp calculators but are getting wildly different numbers.
The clamp is 22m long, 10m wide and 2m high. And go with approx 30% dry matter, if that is ok for a late August 2nd cut ?
Approx 250/300 tons at those dimensions
 
My little heifer and blue's big bull.
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som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
grandson about similar age, nearly 1, had him on my lap, totally happy - watching a cattle auction on u tube,
kids born during lockdown, are a bit more 'clingy', they haven't seen the people, they normally would. Daughter is a reception teacher, not looking forwards to this yrs intake, because of that, and said g/son, hers, is clingy, not happy with 'granny', but great with me, watching cattle auctions !!!!!
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
TB read today, 325 cattle, 1 i/r, first for 4 years, and home bred, young, 3rd, and a good milker, due end nov, just hope she doesn't go i/r next time, - would nearly have preferred a fail, 2 x 60 days, if clear, would enable us to get autumn calves gone, a fail, in 60 days, would mean, another 2 x 60 days after that. bugger.
 

Jdunn55

Member
TB read today, 325 cattle, 1 i/r, first for 4 years, and home bred, young, 3rd, and a good milker, due end nov, just hope she doesn't go i/r next time, - would nearly have preferred a fail, 2 x 60 days, if clear, would enable us to get autumn calves gone, a fail, in 60 days, would mean, another 2 x 60 days after that. bugger.
Cant even call her geronimo and get away with it now...
 

jimmer

Member
Location
East Devon
Anyone have the calculations to work out how much silage I will have in a clamp. Want to order some sunshine in a bottle, but need to know how much. Have tried a few online silage clamp calculators but are getting wildly different numbers.
The clamp is 22m long, 10m wide and 2m high. And go with approx 30% dry matter, if that is ok for a late August 2nd cut ?
It's easy to work out
X acres times by estimated fresh weight per acre
Bit late to order additive if its already in the clamp 😉
 
TB read today, 325 cattle, 1 i/r, first for 4 years, and home bred, young, 3rd, and a good milker, due end nov, just hope she doesn't go i/r next time, - would nearly have preferred a fail, 2 x 60 days, if clear, would enable us to get autumn calves gone, a fail, in 60 days, would mean, another 2 x 60 days after that. bugger.
Make that 89 days
Or shot her and do 2 x60 day tests. You do have choices.
 

Martyn

Member
Location
South west
how do you get on with the crimp barley, we are doing some, for the first time this year, was meant to combine, and roll for y/s, but, son put N on, when l suggested not to, so buckled over, and would need a drier to get down to 18%.
Maize looks good, should be pleased with that, our late sown maize has done very well, l think if you drill later, into good warm soil, it grows like crazy, and beats weed growth.
We crimped at 28-30% moisture so quite green, cows love it. Pit sinks a bit, but rocket fuel.
 

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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