Muck on sheep grazing

Mixedupfarmer

Member
Location
Norfolk
Have a pile of over yeared cattle muck, well rotted, how long would I need to leave between spreading on grass leys and grazing ewes and month plus old lambs? Any legal / farm assurance / experience intervals stipulated / advised? Thanks
 

Tamar

Member
Don't animals shite on grazing grass !!

Even RT wouldn't bring an absurd rule that you can't graze grass that has had muck on........ or perhaps they can ........

Didn't George Useless expect every farmer to use manure instead of fertilizer.

Get it spread and grazed.
 

Mixedupfarmer

Member
Location
Norfolk
Don't animals shite on grazing grass !!

Even RT wouldn't bring an absurd rule that you can't graze grass that has had muck on........ or perhaps they can ........

Didn't George Useless expect every farmer to use manure instead of fertilizer.

Get it spread and grazed.
Good point, just they don’t sh!t on grass at the rate I was going to spread it.
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Been past probably 100ac of grazing land that has been well blacked today.
With no likely appreciable rainfall forecast, they are braver than me...
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Been past probably 100ac of grazing land that has been well blacked today.
With no likely appreciable rainfall forecast, they are braver than me...
But I'm not very brave, so it'll be fine I expect.
 
George Eustace says spread muck to replace fertliser, however am I correct in thinking there is an autumn ban on muck spreading? And I read a comment on a thread on here, about FYM in the spring being spread on arable crops, ending up leaving residue in the straw, so not very good, so what is the answer for the arable farmers? Spread on stubble and plough? But that goes against any ideas of regenerative agriculture.
 

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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.

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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.

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