Cheap mustard cover going mad

What the plan with this?
To be honest now I don’t rightly know. It’s a bad bg field that’s not seen wheat or osr for about 7 years. We were going to plant rye again but now not sure as the bit we combined didn’t yield well. Beans possibly or spring barley but no tilled. Think we’ll have to mow the mustard down as a trial yesterday blocked a horsch sprinter with Bourgault points up.
 
To be honest now I don’t rightly know. It’s a bad bg field that’s not seen wheat or osr for about 7 years. We were going to plant rye again but now not sure as the bit we combined didn’t yield well. Beans possibly or spring barley but no tilled. Think we’ll have to mow the mustard down as a trial yesterday blocked a horsch sprinter with Bourgault points up.
You mention mowing this how would this work for a livestock farmer as a crop to grow my own bedding? Straw is expensive and I don't want to grow my own cereals for various reasons. Mustard looks like a cheap easy to grow 'livestock farmer friendly' crop I could just whack it in after turnips in the spring and cut and bale it a while later before going back to grass. Do you think it would work for that? I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't but I don't know anything about mustard.
Sorry for the hijack
 
You mention mowing this how would this work for a livestock farmer as a crop to grow my own bedding? Straw is expensive and I don't want to grow my own cereals for various reasons. Mustard looks like a cheap easy to grow 'livestock farmer friendly' crop I could just whack it in after turnips in the spring and cut and bale it a while later before going back to grass. Do you think it would work for that? I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't but I don't know anything about mustard.
Sorry for the hijack
I don’t see any reason why not to be honest.
 

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To be honest now I don’t rightly know. It’s a bad bg field that’s not seen wheat or osr for about 7 years. We were going to plant rye again but now not sure as the bit we combined didn’t yield well. Beans possibly or spring barley but no tilled. Think we’ll have to mow the mustard down as a trial yesterday blocked a horsch sprinter with Bourgault points up.
Yep, you’ll need a disc drill to drill direct into that now.
A tine may cope if flailed and left for a week or so. But if it rains the flailed mulch will trap moisture.
 

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Shepherds urged to feed more good quality colostrum

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Written by John Swire

Shepherds are being urged to feed newborn surplus lambs more good quality colostrum during the crucial first 24 hours of life because up to 80% of UK sheep producers may not be feeding enough.

According to results from the annual Volac Lamlac surplus lamb rearing intentions survey, carried out at the end of 2019, only 20% of shepherds plan to feed the industry recommended...
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