Best Balers - McHale, Vermeer, New Holland, Kuhn

crcrofton

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Livestock Farmer
Looking for advice on choosing between these round balers. We need hassle free reliability with minimum down time. Does anyone have thoughts?
 

Yale

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Livestock Farmer
Good question. We were looking to buy at least to begin with.. We need to make a start somewhere.
So second hand?

Its a minefield buying a S/H baler.

Over the last few years we had two older S/H balers,they were OK however always niggles and issues.

Year before last we bought a new Kuhn and 5 years interest free finance was on offer.

The finance costs us £300 a month which is affordable and it’s the best thing we have done.

A baler which we know what it has done,you just hitch and go,no hassle. (y)
 

crcrofton

Member
Livestock Farmer
So second hand?

Its a minefield buying a S/H baler.

Over the last few years we had two older S/H balers,they were OK however always niggles and issues.

Year before last we bought a new Kuhn and 5 years interest free finance was on offer.

The finance costs us £300 a month which is affordable and it’s the best thing we have done.

A baler which we know what it has done,you just hitch and go,no hassle. (y)
Sorry.. Looking to buy *new at least to begin with. Which agrees with your assessment.
 
Between the Mchale and Kuhn baler for me. The Mchale would be first choice. Really a good baler and we do silage. Where we have done drier materials it really does an excellent job.
 

wdah/him

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Location
tyrone
have a mchale 5500, but the intake of the kuhn would be very hard to beat. biggest downside to the mchale is the intake is poor in lght crops or wet crops i find, but then welgar is the same intake.
 

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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