If you were a silage contractor

Zippy768

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
Knew a contractor who would want to cut maize in the same order he drilled it. If you weren't ready, you would go to the back of the queue.........maybe they could use that idea for grass 😜😜🤪
 

Jdunn55

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Good job you have your own baler @Jdunn55 👍 for everybody being critical of you the other week.
You beat me to it! I am actually planning on doing a first cut of clamp silage in future but in a year like this theres absolutely 0 chance of a contractor within 50 miles of me dropping everything and coming to do my 30-50 acres of grass when theyve got customers screaming to do 200+ acres and it doesnt matter as I can just do bales! Flexibility is key in my eyes!
 

Fendt516profi

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
You beat me to it! I am actually planning on doing a first cut of clamp silage in future but in a year like this theres absolutely 0 chance of a contractor within 50 miles of me dropping everything and coming to do my 30-50 acres of grass when theyve got customers screaming to do 200+ acres and it doesnt matter as I can just do bales! Flexibility is key in my eyes!
You should buy a wagon to
 
You beat me to it! I am actually planning on doing a first cut of clamp silage in future but in a year like this theres absolutely 0 chance of a contractor within 50 miles of me dropping everything and coming to do my 30-50 acres of grass when theyve got customers screaming to do 200+ acres and it doesnt matter as I can just do bales! Flexibility is key in my eyes!

Don't be so sure on that, I've only got 45 acres first cut because I grazed the rest. I was first in the que and we're going Saturday morning.
 
When we were doing some contracting we usually did ours when it was ready no matter what, then was the guys that had no kit so we did mowing, raking, harvesting, hauling, clamping. Last we’re those with some of there own kit and they phoned us to make sure they could go knock it down. Now we don’t do much contracting, help one or two neighbours when they are in a bind but that’s all.
 

vantage

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Location
Pembs
Know a man that goes out and starts mowin and then starts to ring the contractor, if he cant do it he rings the next man and so on, hes never been beat yet as its paid once its lifted and he always gets some1. I think hes not so far wrong as he gets it in when he wants it in and doesnt have to wait in a que
Yes, heard that about a guy round here, contractor said yes I’ll be there, then the harvester blew up, then the weather turned, only wilted for just over a week. :cool:
 

Wellytrack

Member
Know a man that goes out and starts mowin and then starts to ring the contractor, if he cant do it he rings the next man and so on, hes never been beat yet as its paid once its lifted and he always gets some1. I think hes not so far wrong as he gets it in when he wants it in and doesnt have to wait in a que

That's no way to work. Good payer or not he's a c.unit. first to turn up is a gypsy job.
 
Know a man that goes out and starts mowin and then starts to ring the contractor, if he cant do it he rings the next man and so on, hes never been beat yet as its paid once its lifted and he always gets some1. I think hes not so far wrong as he gets it in when he wants it in and doesnt have to wait in a que

That's precisely what a neighbor of ours does. It seems to work for him but he's not a particularly popular chap.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
That's no way to work. Good payer or not he's a c.unit. first to turn up is a gypsy job.
There will always be some1 go do it as they know there gonna get paid. I dont accept the c#*t comment as hes just gettin his grass in when he wants it in. If u were needin a tyre patched and ur local tyre depot couldnt do it for 2 or 3 days would u wait or go elsewhere? If u went else where would that make u a c#*t? And would it make the other place u went a gypsy? Its the same scenerio. Hes needin a service and willing to pay for it fair and square and totally within his rights to get whoever can provide that service
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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