New thread ideas.

Hey all. I've been approached by a couple people inquiring me to do a thread about an American farm, the field work side. I thought this was a coincidence, since I'm an American farmer. In honesty I thought of doing this, but I would like to do this right. I want input as to what you are most interested in. What you would like to see.

I am as well a novice beekeeper and thought of doing a thread on introductory beekeeping. Again. I want input on this interest as well.

The reason I'm bringing these up now, is because winter is the season of preparation and planning. I plan on these both full year long threads. I'm gonna take you to start to finish.

Let's hear your thoughts (y)
 
Tell us about your place and that may suit fine,you may have already but have missed it
We milk 170 Holstein currently (a bit down from the 190 average). Raise our own steers for beef. There is about 550 head on the farm. We run 750 acres of corn. 750 acres of beans. 100 acres of wheat. 100 acres of alfalfa. And set aside 20 acres in the summer for manure. We raise most of our own feed for the cattle. We have a sizable grain operation as well.

How's that?
 
Location
Ceredigion
That's great, a daily diary is would like, others may prefer something else



In the early 19th Century the Inn was owned by John Jones, Tirbach who was the leader of a group of Welsh emigrants who were the first to settle in Jackson and Gallia counties in southeast Ohio, USA.

These settlers reached America in 1818, and during the following two decades over 3,000 emigrants followed them from the rural villages of central Ceredigion.

The original group of settlers became quite well-known and they are still referred to as the 1818 Welsh.

Tirbach is my home and to be visited by American Decendents in 2018 as one of three celebrations of that year

I took that from the website of our old village pub, don't know if it's any interest to you
 

Farmer Dod

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
You've certainly scope there to interest a lot of members, with the dairy, beef and cereals enterprises ( although the individual crop types are a bit different). How detailed you go with the technical side is up to yourself and plenty pics/ vids would probably be appreciated.
 

Old Boar

Member
Location
West Wales
Sounds like a brilliant idea. What sort of parlour? Can you do bull beef? Looks pretty flat around you, do you have drainage problems? Sorry, so many questions, but really interested in how we are similar and how we differ.
I get the feeling that farmers have a pretty good press in the USA as oppose to here - is that true?
 

multi power

Member
Location
pembrokeshire
We milk 170 Holstein currently (a bit down from the 190 average). Raise our own steers for beef. There is about 550 head on the farm. We run 750 acres of corn. 750 acres of beans. 100 acres of wheat. 100 acres of alfalfa. And set aside 20 acres in the summer for manure. We raise most of our own feed for the cattle. We have a sizable grain operation as well.

How's that?

that sounds like a lot of acres for 170 milkers, also sounds a lot of cattle to be milking only 170, how old are the steers when finished? do you keep all the hefiers?
 

snowhite

Member
Location
BRETAGHNE
when you say corn that is maize sigage yes , how much t can you guys get per acre , are US acres the same as UK does any one know , can you tell us what cows get in TMR and what yearly milk yeald is please
 

milton-95

Member
Location
aberdeenshire
We milk 170 Holstein currently (a bit down from the 190 average). Raise our own steers for beef. There is about 550 head on the farm. We run 750 acres of corn. 750 acres of beans. 100 acres of wheat. 100 acres of alfalfa. And set aside 20 acres in the summer for manure. We raise most of our own feed for the cattle. We have a sizable grain operation as well.

How's that?

That sounds like a great idea(y), it's good to see how the rest of the world farm's, would love to see it my self some day.
You say u setaside 20 acres for manure?? What's this for ? I'm maybe being stupid but can't figure that one out.
 

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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.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

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.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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