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ISCO

Member
Location
North East
Any prices for silage in bales. We selling some to a neighbour who does our contracting so don't want to rob him. Just no idea what it is worth.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
Any prices for silage in bales. We selling some to a neighbour who does our contracting so don't want to rob him. Just no idea what it is worth.
Geography is everything - so would need to know which “north east” you’re in. Newcastle is gonna be more than Aberdeenshire, I’d reckon.


£20/bale
Seems fair. Maybe a bit less in Aberdeenshire.
 

Shuffle

New Member
Is there any straw to buy left out there? Should have had enough but poor spring and going down with TB has eaten away at what little reserve we had. Been feeding more silage but short on that because of the after effect of losing the maize in Autumn 19, it goes on and on doesn't it.
 

kfpben

Member
Location
Mid Hampshire
Is there any straw to buy left out there? Should have had enough but poor spring and going down with TB has eaten away at what little reserve we had. Been feeding more silage but short on that because of the after effect of losing the maize in Autumn 19, it goes on and on doesn't it.
Where are you I may have some to sell. 4 string wheat straw
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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