feeding big bale silage

Pan mixer

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Mixed Farmer
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Near Colchester
I use one at a barrier, my barriers have a 4 foot high panel in front of them 4 feet away so that the feed stays local and the draught gets deflected upwards, It works fine although tricky to get even but I feed ad lib so it doesn't matter much.

The saving in terms of time cutting off wrap and net is immense, I use the Tanco one
 

Drillman

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Mixed Farmer
Someone locally tried that with a chopped bale it was a complete disaster.
Bought a feeder wagon to feed them in trough now
I don’t have a problem with chopped silage,

use it for straw bedding as well, OSR straw out of our rotary combine is like matchsticks but it will deal with that just fine
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
I don’t have a problem with chopped silage,

use it for straw bedding as well, OSR straw out of our rotary combine is like matchsticks but it will deal with that just fine
Ok when bales are very dry or on mature silage but if in short, wet or heavily chopped bales our hustler used to struggle. Diet feeder now, more diesel but option to add meal or straw into the ration.
 

Drillman

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Mixed Farmer
Ok when bales are very dry or on mature silage but if in short, wet or heavily chopped bales our hustler used to struggle. Diet feeder now, more diesel but option to add meal or straw into the ration.
Never had the issue of wet bales as we run our own baling and wrapping kit so fully in control of how it’s made.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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