Fodder beet

Ray

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Mixed Farmer
Location
N.Yorkshire
We have some nice clean fodder beet for sale here in N.Yorks... If anyone's interested please pm me with a postcode for a delivered price..(y)
 

Rossymons

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Location
Cornwall
Ours was fed straight from the field. We piled it up in one small trough and found the cows were fairly self regulating with regards to intakes. One kiwi ran off with one the size my head and nibbled on it all day carrying it with her the whole time.

I loved it and so did the cows. The odd one that would get RAMMED up the slurry tanker pipe not so much...
 

Ray

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Mixed Farmer
Location
N.Yorkshire
it seemed the clay /soil on the beet didn't agree with them and scoured them for a few days @Only 5kg day can get easily 20kg with it washed and no upsets
If there was clay / soil on the beet it must not have been cleaned either. Our beet isn't washed but is cleaned and graded for clods and stones. There is only staining on the beet with no soil.
 
That would be the tops rather than the bulb?

Most sensible comment you've made in the last 7 days Sidney. (y)

Not sure about that.

Once they've been on them a few weeks there pretty well aclimatized to them. The poisoning from the tops is basically an induced milk fever and they drop dead very quickly whereas the two I lost were clinical acidosis type symptoms, sh!tting water, no appetite and down, never to get up again within a couple of days.
 
Not sure about that.

Once they've been on them a few weeks there pretty well aclimatized to them. The poisoning from the tops is basically an induced milk fever and they drop dead very quickly whereas the two I lost were clinical acidosis type symptoms, sh!tting water, no appetite and down, never to get up again within a couple of days.

Lots of water soluble carbohydrates, as you say, need to be wary.
 

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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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