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Thompyd

Member
The good spell in March after slurry went on was a massive factor. Grass got growing and there was enough cover by the the time the cold snap came to keep the ground warm.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Im informed by a soil and plant professor to not sow after cutting until the field is green again as the plant needs to be growing to use the nitrogen and theres less loss doin it this way compared to sowing immediatly
 
Seems there maybe something to the theory of 2 bags in the heat is worth 3 in the cold, anecdotal I know but worth a thought considering price, only caveat I'd say is we put on autumn slurry and had sheep on only 30 acres, if there's a big difference in quantity, no more sheep
 
Im informed by a soil and plant professor to not sow after cutting until the field is green again as the plant needs to be growing to use the nitrogen and theres less loss doin it this way compared to sowing immediatly
By the time you've the slurry out your grass will be green, with reduced n all these sowing dates cutting dates , worried about n content, they all disappear
And to weewillie, yip rem the 4 bags,yes 4 bags of 2 sward and that other idiotoctic idea of sowing the 2nd cut 2 weeks before cutting 1st, what were they thinking, that was the 70s. Any more than 500kg and your front wheels were in the air
 

Wee Willy

Member
Location
Tyrone
I have noticed that since I started the 2nd round of grazing,milk volume is well up. First round had no fertiliser. Nitrogen raises grass protein equals more milk. I would worry that reduced fertiliser usage on silage ground could reduce silage protein = less winter milk.
 

Aircooled

Member
Location
co Antrim
I have noticed that since I started the 2nd round of grazing,milk volume is well up. First round had no fertiliser. Nitrogen raises grass protein equals more milk. I would worry that reduced fertiliser usage on silage ground could reduce silage protein = less winter milk.
Good point although first round had cold weather keeping sugars low. 🤷
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
By the time you've the slurry out your grass will be green, with reduced n all these sowing dates cutting dates , worried about n content, they all disappear
And to weewillie, yip rem the 4 bags,yes 4 bags of 2 sward and that other idiotoctic idea of sowing the 2nd cut 2 weeks before cutting 1st, what were they thinking, that was the 70s. Any more than 500kg and your front wheels were in the air
Thats what he said do it way slurry first. I know 1 man that goes out sowin the fert straight after the chopper which isnt reccommended
 

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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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