Paper crumb bedding

mo!

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Mixed Farmer
Location
York
We muck out every three to four weeks. We have an LFU so we have to stand the muck for three weeks before it can leave the site.
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
Our agronomist was concerned about how much we apply to the land, it is high in carbon (great) but will deplete the soil of all the nitrogen. Should be ok mixed with muck.
 
Location
Cumbria
I used the grey /blue stuff first then the white which is much better, but stopped using it after a few years because I thought it wasn't doing the soil structure any good. It's weird stuff that keeps cattle clean but once it's done it's job you need to muck them out almost straight away or it goes a horrible paste.
 

Farmer_sam

Member
Mixed Farmer
We have used the blue paper for cubicle and loose housing for years works really well good for keeping cows clean Specially in the caving pen but we do alternate between straw and the paper just to give it structure

good for SSC an Mastitis👍
 

Ludan

Member
Hi, I’m thinking of trying some paper bedding and will probably alternate with straw. Where’s the best place to source some? We’re based on Shropshire/ Worcestershire border. What’s the cost based on artic loads? Would ideally like some with lime in it. Is it Nitrogen hungry to break it down? I’d potentially heap the muck up and turn it every so often to compost it. Would that help break it down prior to spreading? Thanks.
 
Our agronomist was concerned about how much we apply to the land, it is high in carbon (great) but will deplete the soil of all the nitrogen. Should be ok mixed with muck.

It's no worse than a lot of straw. In reality if you have livestock on the farm in any quantity your soils will be pretty fertile anyway so the N thing would be a non-issue. Could be an issue in big arable areas that never see cow tail.
 

Bradsmith4R

Member
Media
Hi, I’m thinking of trying some paper bedding and will probably alternate with straw. Where’s the best place to source some? We’re based on Shropshire/ Worcestershire border. What’s the cost based on artic loads? Would ideally like some with lime in it. Is it Nitrogen hungry to break it down? I’d potentially heap the muck up and turn it every so often to compost it. Would that help break it down prior to spreading? Thanks.
We might be able to source some paper crumb for you if your still interested. Give me a call on 07852347397
 

Envirofarm

Member
Location
Leicestershire
Hi, I’m thinking of trying some paper bedding and will probably alternate with straw. Where’s the best place to source some? We’re based on Shropshire/ Worcestershire border. What’s the cost based on artic loads? Would ideally like some with lime in it. Is it Nitrogen hungry to break it down? I’d potentially heap the muck up and turn it every so often to compost it. Would that help break it down prior to spreading? Thanks.
Hi Ludan,

We deliver in your area - our paper is the recovered paper from the plasterboard process. It has trace amounts of gypsum, which is antibacterial and great for teat and hoof health.

We have customers up and down the UK including Royal Veterinary College farms.

The right exemptions are required, but if you are interested in trialing a load I can send over that information via email.

Best regards

Josie
 

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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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