home'n dry.....again

Overrun

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Livestock Farmer
As a newbie to home n dry/ alpha, I intend to mix one of these products on the shed floor. Is either of these easier or more successful if no mixer wagon available?
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
As a newbie to home n dry/ alpha, I intend to mix one of these products on the shed floor. Is either of these easier or more successful if no mixer wagon available?

I’ve no knowledge of the Norvite product, but I have certainly mixed Home n Dry in that way several times. The more through the mixing the better, and you need to make sure there aren’t any lumps (or you might be feeding a lump of urea). Seems to work as well as when I borrowed a Keenan to do it once, but might be more of a PITA if doing a large quantity?
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
My bulls weren’t and it was affecting growth rates. wasn’t offered any useful advice from five f, back up was pretty sh*t really, and I had asked whether it would be ok without it before I started. Went to Norvite, rep very helpful said it definitely needed molasses for both palatability and sugar content to balance it, tried it, fantastic results.

Out of interest, why do Norvite say it needs sugar to balance it? I’ve only ever heard that from the buy that posted on here (that was selling a different version).
 

Chev54

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Hi guys, have got some barley and oats treated with home n dry . Have it mixed with a little soya to feed to in lamb ewes, wondering if it is safe to continue to feed once they’ve got lambs at foot and lambs are nibbling at it ? Would urea effect them ? Thanks
 

Fergieman

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Hi guys, have got some barley and oats treated with home n dry . Have it mixed with a little soya to feed to in lamb ewes, wondering if it is safe to continue to feed once they’ve got lambs at foot and lambs are nibbling at it ? Would urea effect them ? Thanks

Carry on. Its safe. There should be no urea left as urea.
 

Caseih85

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Mixed Farmer
I've treat some barley with urea at harvest. I've use a lot of it but I need to move whats left to another shed. Will it keep ok.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Can you add a bit of extra urea when moving it? Chuck it about over the heap whilst pushing up? I need to move some too and have a bit of urea left over from treating post harvest...

There’s no need. Just keep the surplus urea for next year, it keeps fine.
A pallet of H&D treats about 30t so I only buy a pallet every 2 or 3 years, and it works fine.👍 I’ve no ambitions to feed any more than I do already, so no plans on treating more in a year.
 

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