Bales per acre GS4


Mixed Farmer
What do people expect yield wise for GS4 covers. This a new ley put in last autumn. Its shot up lst couple weeks but can’t cut till second week in June. ( can just see deers ears in picture for scale in this one field)

Just wondered what people see in terms of round bales per acre. Will be baled with a fusion so will be heavy bales.


I had 12 big 400-450 kg bales from a 2 acre field last week. Schemes are a bit different over here but I get the GS4 thing I think.
PP, has had a reseed last year (reseeded with some fert but not very much), some deep bedding muck in march and has been harrowed a month after spreading the muck. Sheep have been taken of in january.
Was pretty happy with that, last year the same field only gave me 5 bales.


Mixed Farmer
Just had 10.2 bales acre , bales over 700kg , one days wilt rounds, not in scheme though

Will it not be very wet if it only has one day to wilt? I wilted a similar mix last year for 48hrs and it was still plenty wet enough. I’ve just cut the Westerwolds/red clover on the same field and wasn’t planning on baling it until Tuesday.

Is Red tractor detrimental to your mental health?

  • Yes, Red tractor increase my stress and anxiety

    Votes: 283 98.3%
  • No, Red tractor gives me peace of mind that the product I produce is safe to enter the food chain

    Votes: 5 1.7%

HSENI names new farm safety champions

  • 117
  • 0
Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...