Another what livestock trailer to buy!

Nae bother

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Ok I know Gamic or Houghton are the best,can't wait for a Gamic and can't afford a Houghton,what's the best 3 axle wheels outside trailer (must have sheep decks) that's strong and most importantly got the best loading system for sheep?will be used for both cattle and sheep.tia.
 

LTH

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Livestock Farmer
We have ifor, fairly simple to use and fit cattle and sheep in well, quality has gone down over the years I think though. Graham Edwards look a decent trailer
 
Location
Devon
Man who brought bull down said he wouldn't travel any distance with a twin axle box.
Tri axle is so much better. He had an ivor on big wheels.
It must depend a bit on your usual usage.
There is no doubt that 3 axles will be more stable which would certainly suit long journeys on good roads. I would argue that the stability comes at a cost of the trailer having a bit more 'control' over the towing vehicle and less maneuverability.
 
Location
cumbria
There you go, found it. Was an Ifor though.
Getting on for 5 years ago 😱


@young bull how did it end up out of interest?
 

young bull

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Mixed Farmer
Location
West Yorkshire
There you go, found it. Was an Ifor though.
Getting on for 5 years ago 😱


@young bull how did it end up out of interest?
In the end Ifor Williams said we shouldn't have put unpredictable cattle in the cattle trailer and washed their hands of it. Fortunately Ripon Farm Services who we bought the trailer through sorted it for us and we still have the trailer.
 
In the end Ifor Williams said we shouldn't have put unpredictable cattle in the cattle trailer and washed their hands of it. Fortunately Ripon Farm Services who we bought the trailer through sorted it for us and we still have the trailer.
friend bought a new one now 9 years old and his did exactly the same. We have an older one ‘06 I think and the build quality is very different. He’s changing it again and it won’t be an IW , there’s nothing in them anymore
 

Nae bother

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Had a look at a Nugent yesterday looks a strong trailer,only thing I could see being a problem was the back gates,seem a bit flimsy and low for cattle,can see when the back door is down cattle could try to jump up on the gates to get out.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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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 out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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