Slurry spreading

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by ridger, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ridger

    ridger Member

    Read an article in farming life newspaper yesterday saying that splash plate spreading was facing a total ban. Looked to see who wrote the article and it was a dribble bar manufacturer. Are splash plates on their way out or is it just them trying to drum up trade?
     
  2. DocPhil001

    DocPhil001 Member

    Location:
    Holsworthy, Devon
    I think it's to do with ammonia reduction within the environment. I believe all slurry stores will have to be covered too.
     
  3. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Thought slash plates were already banned
     
  4. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Only ones spreading above 3metres
     
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  5. Davy

    Davy Member

    Location:
    North NI
    Reading the farming life was your mistake..
     
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  6. ridger

    ridger Member

    Your probably right
     
  7. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Even if they do ban them, how are they going to enforce it? Sludgegating has been banned here for years, yet plenty still do it and I haven't heard of anyone being fined for it
     
  8. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Id like a dribble bar for my tanker, are they expensive ?
     
  9. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Compared to a splash plate they are! Higher purchase cost, higher running cost, lower silage quality and more weeds and natural grass due to the killing of sown grass under lines of slurry.
     
  10. Wellytrack

    Wellytrack Member

    I did read something awhile back about a splash plate ban in ROI but I can’t recall where.
     
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  11. betweenthelines

    Location:
    southwest

    Love to see the headlines if anyone was taken to Court

    NFU kick up a stink about courtcase

    Farmer in the sh*t --fined for spreading it about

    Police called in to deal with high flying muck

    Grass grasses on farmer feeding grass



    Might be worth a small fine just for the publicity
     
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  12. ridger

    ridger Member

    9500 euro then fit it. Probably be cheaper when grant is finished
     
  13. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    When dose grant finish ?
     
  14. ridger

    ridger Member

    Not sure, grant is in the south and I'm in the north! I know where there is one sitting but can't be sold for a few years yet, seemingly if you buy it with a grant you have to keep it a while. But it has no macerator on it so that would need to be sourced
     
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  15. So what options would there be for my star 1300
     
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  16. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Grants eh, what a load o sh!t, pun intended.
     
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  17. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Better off with a trailing shoe on grass than a dribble bar , we are on with putting trailing shoes on our tankers for next year
     
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  18. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    My neighbour moved to trailing shoes a few years ago. He was spreading slurry in the middle of the drought and cutting silage before it rained again. You wouldn't get away with that if you'd used a splash plate.
     
  19. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Sort of money are they ?
     
  20. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    10 to 15 k depending on how wide you want , but you will need a tanker that was built to take one, just got another new tanker on Friday with linkage on it to put our Joskin trailing shoe on
     
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