Grain Segregation: Lego Blocks Instead of Freestanding Dividers

Robert

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Location
South East
Are lego blocks a realistic / practical option? Want to go up to 4m high. Cheaper to buy / more of a faff to move / reposition but arguably more flexible / redeployable in the long run? Thanks
 

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Are you serious about Lego ( as in the little plastic blocks ) blocks going 4 m high ?

1 - have you considered how many blocks you would need ? It would be in the millions . . .

2 - the structural integrity of lego over that distance & the side forces applied to them ??
There you are - business opportunity in Aus. Or do you just call them something different?
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
My observation is that they take up a fair bit of room and would have to be moved annually to shift the bugs? Not cheap either when I asked, haulage is a bit of a killer.
 
We use them for retaining screenings sometimes, but wouldn't want 100s of tonnes of wheat pushing in one direction.

Might work as a divider between two bulks, as long as each side was filled and emptied equally.
 

db9go

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Location
Buckinghamshire
We have them and they work very well and we find them very safe just follow the manufactures advice
And we have one set of chains of the correct strength to move them and they are not used for any thing ells
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
Besblock Telford - use them at work to hold back hundreds of tones of compost which is regularity re handled. They’re fine. I find those A dividers can shift and slide with weight on them, the shape of them like a wedge wants to push away if they’re not anchored.
 
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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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