Straw in water troughs from straw blower.

Grass And Grain

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
What solutions have folks used? Or do you just not worry about it?

Can't get in sheds with spread-a-bale type machine, so stuck to using a blower along feed passage.
 

Happy

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Location
Scotland
Just angle the spout down a bit as you pass the water trough.
For any that does go in use one of these every few weeks;)
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Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Just angle the spout down a bit as you pass the water trough.
For any that does go in use one of these every few weeks;)
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I use the things on the ends of my arms. They’re pretty handy. Straw floats on the water for a bit so its easy to scoop it off

even better: tatty fork.

or one of those floppy tools they clean horses out with but it might need a decent handle on it first.
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A fine sieve of some sort seems to be the suggestion.
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Thanks everyone. Some good ideas...

  • Lids
  • Sieve floating straw dust off top of water
  • Smaller water troughs
Next problem is stopping dust getting through Yorkshire boarding, and critically, covering Mrs Grass And Grain's car o_O. She hasn't noticed yet - dry windy days have blown the dust off. Not looking forward to car covered in condensation, and straw stuck on like Papier mache.
 

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On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

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