Silage in October

Location
Devon
I've just finished harvesting and its looking like I'm 80 bales short of what I'd like.
I could go and chuck some fertiliser on this weekend and aim for another cut but I haven't intentionally tried to silage in October before.
What is the opinion of the TFF collective?
 
For my pennys worth , see if there is some nicely priced silage /haylege even , near to you ?? Should be some nice and reasonably priced stuff about ??
Grass in October can be slimy wet horrible stuff ,which is a pain to get and a bigger pain to move to stacksite !
We only finished our second cut a week agao and had a cut and a half in one ,so no Oct grass this year - Yehhh!!!
 

egbert

Member
Notwithstanding what you do with regrowth if you don't bale it...
Devon is awash with fodder.
I'm trying to decide whether to cut some 2nd cut this week, as i'm offered 'good hay' at -i understand- £90/t delivered.
There's not much fun to be had mowing and raking up late grass to wrap when it's held against that trade.

I'd leave the granules in the bag meself.
 
Loads of forage down here, finished hay making today as for the first time for ages the sun has shone. I reckon big bales half tonne will be around £50 so a lot cheaper to but good hay than making silage.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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