Sheep winter housing


Slats need a very level surface on which to rest, otherwise you might as well buy some second hand waltzer cars and open a fun fair.

They are very expensive, need expert installation, are difficult to muck out, and ruin the shed for most other uses.

The cost of the slats would pay for a 50% extension to the existing shed. It would allow stocking rates to be reduced, and we all know that reducing stocking rate allows an even bigger saving in straw requirements for bedding.

And a layer of sawdust (if it's available) under the straw is another saving. And make sure that water doesn't get into the shed and that troughs and water bowls don't leak.

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.


Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...