Depends on how short the stuff is on farms locally. Doubt there will be much demand for it in my region this winter, grass yields have been on the mental side, but the quality of first cut is all over the shop.
Surplus silage is something that sells well only in one winter in three roughly. Every farm in the country will have a surplus for a couple of years and you can't give it away. Then you get a poor summer followed by a long cold winter and surplus silage is as rare as hen's teeth.
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...