Grass yields 2021

Beefsmith

Member
How’s everybody faired this year? We are a bit disappointed as Hay has averaged 3.40t/acre as a first cut. Then second cut hayledge has only done 1.5t/acre. The crops have all looked much stronger but then turned out light we feel. Just wondering if it’s the year or whether it’s time to reseed.
We’ve not done any silage this year so don’t have any figures for that.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
AGREED, SOUNDS VERY HIGH BUT A WIERD COMPARSION AS SOME COULD BE FOISTY CRAP HAY WHICH ops caps, which is heavy but not worth anything as feed value.

the amount of shite ive seen baled around me this year as hay blows my mind considering its the best weather window we have had in years...

I got some first class hay down 5 days at 1.5 tonne per acre, that with just 600kg of fert spread over i patch of 28 acres, one area no fert at all and was a noticeable lighter crop.

i imagine the haylade i usually do it around 2-2.5 tonne per acres 🤷‍♂️ purely because its usually a heavier crop and wetter. never weighed hayladge so canty really comment only got my scales this year!
 

Beefsmith

Member
AGREED, SOUNDS VERY HIGH BUT A WIERD COMPARSION AS SOME COULD BE FOISTY CRAP HAY WHICH ops caps, which is heavy but not worth anything as feed value.

the amount of shite ive seen baled around me this year as hay blows my mind considering its the best weather window we have had in years...

I got some first class hay down 5 days at 1.5 tonne per acre, that with just 600kg of fert spread over i patch of 28 acres, one area no fert at all and was a noticeable lighter crop.

i imagine the haylade i usually do it around 2-2.5 tonne per acres 🤷‍♂️ purely because its usually a heavier crop and wetter. never weighed hayladge so canty really comment only got my scales this year!

All gone to a local feed merchant whos saying it’s the best he’s seen this year by a country mile.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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