Great drying here now, hope everyone gets the same. Just have to take the chance and hope. When it goes wrong I take comfort that I made the right decision with available information! Then blame Barra Best!
Welcome to may,the worst month of the year, nothing but super stress and weightloss.
Older you get the worst it get,especially when you're the lead cow,ok to sit in the shadows when you've someone to share in the decisions , so roll on a stress free june
Grass is heavier here for the middle of May, cut back 25kg on the fert and was about 10 days later of sowing. Mild winter has helped I think, very little frost or snow or maybe we've sowing too much fert for years.
Don't know the reason, but I find when mowing round the country some seasons grass is thicker and some seasons slurry grows more grass than usual. This season seems to be both. Didn't get ours in but contractor is 500 acre closer at least. Just need an accurate good forecast!
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...