Feeding round bales


Livestock Farmer
I'm currently using a Muck grab to feed my sucklers round bales into a feed passage with my skid steer, I put half a bale in each feeder so they don't waste it otherwise it is too full and they drag it out. Most bales rip themselves in half when I pick them up but the bales off the top of the stack aren't breaking when I pick them up, anyone any tips on what I could do with the bales to help break them in half? I'm looking at a shear grab for next winter, anything else I should be considering instead?

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...