Farm plastic waste collection

WillB

Member
Location
Shropshire
There is some value in all of this plastic we have and we should be doing more to take advantage. The skip hire companies are making money incinerating and putting energy in the grid and we are paying them to take our plastic away!

There was an advert in this week's FW looking for old fert bags. I dropped an email but got no response...

In the meantime, hiring a skip seems to be the easiest way of dealing with it. They are happy for rinsed chem containers etc to all go in too.
 

hill shepherd

Member
Livestock Farmer
There is some value in all of this plastic we have and we should be doing more to take advantage. The skip hire companies are making money incinerating and putting energy in the grid and we are paying them to take our plastic away!

There was an advert in this week's FW looking for old fert bags. I dropped an email but got no response...

In the meantime, hiring a skip seems to be the easiest way of dealing with it. They are happy for rinsed chem containers etc to all go in too.
Our bale wrap goes to solway recycling who make it into lambing pens and other products, but it really annoys me, we have to buy the wrap, pay for it to be collected then buy the products back if you use their products you've paid for it 3 times
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Our bale wrap goes to solway recycling who make it into lambing pens and other products, but it really annoys me, we have to buy the wrap, pay for it to be collected then buy the products back if you use their products you've paid for it 3 times
we should do the same for our produce. Sell it the public and make them pay for us to take their sewage.
 

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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