Sheep keep/ stubble turnips

nelly55

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Location
Yorkshire
I didn’t put a lot of detail as unsure what exactly anyone is looking for,fencing,management,seed drilled.Someone did say field for free if they drill and fence.
 
well Ivve paid 50p head a week but sometimes in bad weather the crop gets wrekced,
Paying £10/ac from 1st aug to 1st feb this winter coming, I sow and graze - Win win as Im also feeding out on the land so a good dose of on and muckon the land plus they eat the margins and volunteers out saving a glyphosate spray - LL recons its worth £35-45/ac to him in OM, Saved N and saved spray. (this is fenced)

Unfenced needs to be good land to make it work - depends on the crop before, I like a good barley or wheat stubble as the volunteers add to the mix, plus a kale and oat mix, holds the soil together well so it stands up to wet weather better. I hate cultivated forage crops - one rainstorm and 30% of the crop goes in the mudd with the feet.

If your wanting to sell the field for the winter and benefit from the OM and weed eating of the sheep make your own mix with Black oats, tares and kales - good early keep mix and holds the ground well, Im in North yorks, where are you?
 

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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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