Best Hay Preservative ....(apart from sun )


How far off making good hay would your haylage when baled generally be ?
Maybe just a few hours of hot sun depending on what type of grass, the westerwold could need a couple of days due to moisture in the nodes, got caught out 25 years ago bales some ryegrass that was covering the turner as I tedded it felt dry, over dry if anything when baked felt fine bales not over heavy put it in the stack and it sweated quite badly, was ok for cattle but not good enough for horsey folk. These days I always split open up the nodes and see if I can squeeze moisture out.


If anyone is interested I have a 200 litre drum of additive to sell, we are wrapping more these days as renting out barn space is more profitable, we are in west wilts

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...