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Drought Help

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Forage Trader, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    I hope you all had that rain last night and more to come on the forcast
    For this part anyhow we are going to have some grass to cut in a Months time so please all do your bit
    To late for hay here but if you are baling to sell please If you can get a square baler in so they can be moved on trucks

    This is not a charity post and not posted through self interest but only to help fellow farmers
     
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  2. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    10mm we had yesterday up until 6pm.

    It can dry up for another 14 days now please!
     
  3. pgk

    pgk Member

    Location:
    south warwickshire
    Can't please some people!
     
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  4. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Winter wheats and spring barleys arnt started near here, we usually cut around the 13-15th August, probably a week later this year.
     
  5. jpd

    jpd Member

    Location:
    rep of irl
    sorry
    i had to clear a paddock of italian ryegrass to plant wild bird cover
    cut and baled 20th may
    dairy man came (in the middle of the height of the drought)and said it wasnt good enough for his cows
    so i give up
    they wont pay enough to cover my costs
    or wont pay at all
    then it wont be good enough
    i have given up making silage -forever
    giving €5 notes along with each bale leaving the yard
    i have a photo of the ryegrass on my phone but i typing this on me computer -i c if i can upload the photo.
    palm kernal is the preferred feed on large dairy herds
    while i cant make a return from my after grass
    last year sheep grazed some of it
    and most i left waving all winter
     

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  6. M-J-G

    M-J-G Member

    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    @Forage Trader
    You really do come across as good Samaritan in this thread. Albeit a good Samaritan rhat will make money of what ever forage he can buy and sell.

    However, coming off the back of 2013, which I would say was a pretty poor year for many, which followed 12, which was pretty bad too, you did your best to talk the price of forage down and attempt to talk down anyone who suggested selling surplus that year or anyone who suggested a surplus was a good thing.

    Yet after casting negativity on such ideas, you now ask farmers to bale all that they can in order to help others.
     
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  7. Mc115reed

    Mc115reed Member

    Careful I called him out on talking straw down yesterday on the price tracker and he got his nickers in a twist about it
     
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  8. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
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  9. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    And did not one of the biggest balers if straw in the East say you were totaly wrong. But you overlooked that
     
  10. willy

    willy Member

    Location:
    Rutland
    Can we do straw swap for hay.
    The eastern counties have plenty of straw but no hay/silage.

    Maybe we could swap 2 loads of straw for one load of hay!!

    I’m up for it
     
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  11. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    I cant remberer what I did or said 5 years ago but then if I did well none of us are perfect are we
     
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  12. Round here every livestock farmer needs more feed so bale type is immaterial

    The value has gone up over the last month
    Dairy cows need high quality but other stock will cope with courser stuff
     
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  13. M-J-G

    M-J-G Member

    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
     
  14. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    You bought a load of beet off me 5 years ago (y)

    People change.... I know I certainly have.

    @Forage Trader is trying to help the whole farming community and not just those he trades with! :finger:
     
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  15. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Free haulage maybe or cheap bale's don't come easy these days!
     
  16. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    I was until I read that bit . :D
     
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  17. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    I'm lost for words sorry .you come on here to slag me off for saying that 5 years ago .
     
  18. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
  19. M-J-G

    M-J-G Member

    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    4 years, and you painted a picture of the UK having a surplus despite the weather being bad for growing and that there is a general over supply.
     
  20. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    If that was 12 13 that was the year was it Not when 400 trucks a day came over from Ireland carting hay back that no one wanted . Farms In Kent were on the verge of burning it it get rid .
    We loaded 20 trucks a day in my yard to get rid of it
    But like i said no one is perfect are they sometime people getvit wrong
     
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