Cover crop graze or plough in

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money ,
will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet ,
stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving sheep , and he reckons no feed in cover crop
with this and another field of raddish ,which is quite leafy as not too tall around 60 acre , ,
maybe easier to flail and plough it down ,
what feed value Versus fert value , And any monerty gain ,
 

Purli R

Member
Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money ,
will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet ,
stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving sheep , and he reckons no feed in cover crop
with this and another field of raddish ,which is quite leafy as not too tall around 60 acre , ,
maybe easier to flail and plough it down ,
what feed value Versus fert value , And any monerty gain ,
Christ what a bloody waste.
 
So which is the best option financially? Have someone eat it off and leave some poo then avoid the cost of ploughing and just disc it? Or run a 200hp tractor burning 20 litres of fuel an hour to top then plough? I'm a bit surprised that at the end of January you don't have a plan when you are going to be on drilling soon.
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
So which is the best option financially? Have someone eat it off and leave some poo then avoid the cost of ploughing and just disc it? Or run a 200hp tractor burning 20 litres of fuel an hour to top then plough? I'm a bit surprised that at the end of January you don't have a plan when you are going to be on drilling soon.
The plan was burn it off , ld subsoiler where beet rows will be , direct drill beet into it.its had chicken muck and most of base fert ,so just be in with drill as its a nice field ,did one like it last year , neighbour who likes to plough and germinator it to dust , said it would never work , pulled 90 ton ha ,off that 10 ha block ,
question is , is the greenery better in the land ,
how much will sheep take off on their backs ,and the bit you get for grazing , compared to putting it back into the soil ,
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money ,
will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet ,
stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving sheep , and he reckons no feed in cover crop
with this and another field of raddish ,which is quite leafy as not too tall around 60 acre , ,
maybe easier to flail and plough it down ,
what feed value Versus fert value , And any monerty gain ,
I’m surprised your sheep man won’t bother with a 60 acre block? We graze all that sort of stuff off for folk. Don’t pay as much as grass too offset the slower growth rates but it’s alright. The spots we go too reckon the crop is far more good once it’s been through a sheep. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Shame you’re too far away! 😂
 

unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
I’m surprised your sheep man won’t bother with a 60 acre block? We graze all that sort of stuff off for folk. Don’t pay as much as grass too offset the slower growth rates but it’s alright. The spots we go too reckon the crop is far more good once it’s been through a sheep. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Shame you’re too far away! 😂
On that basis sheep shouldn't be paying anything. Try convincing arable landowners of that though...
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
On that basis sheep shouldn't be paying anything. Try convincing arable landowners of that though...
I tried the argument that giving it me for nothing therefore saving you £xx an acre too spray and flail before diving in with the min till. So that means I’m in essence paying you that £xx.

it didn’t work… 😂😂
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
I’m surprised your sheep man won’t bother with a 60 acre block? We graze all that sort of stuff off for folk. Don’t pay as much as grass too offset the slower growth rates but it’s alright. The spots we go too reckon the crop is far more good once it’s been through a sheep. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Shame you’re too far away! 😂
I know who his sheep man is though, probably got enough to do with out moving a lorry load of lambs of a couple of weeks grazing.
 

ben__adamss

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BASE UK Member
I’m surprised your sheep man won’t bother with a 60 acre block? We graze all that sort of stuff off for folk. Don’t pay as much as grass too offset the slower growth rates but it’s alright. The spots we go too reckon the crop is far more good once it’s been through a sheep. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Shame you’re too far away! 😂
Surprised growth rates are slower, be much difference with a good amount of legumes in the mix?
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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