Suckler cows &straw

I’ve 20 acre still to bale. Hasn’t been dry enough since it came out the back of the combine in September. If I get some decent frosts , I’ll bale it.
If not I’ll turn it out with the tedder, and release the ewes !!
Can you tedd it out and feed fodder beet out with tipping trailer over it in long lines over rows to ewes to hold ground together and then by time they have done will be muck and could be ploughed under for a spring crop.
 

Bill dog

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Can you tedd it out and feed fodder beet out with tipping trailer over it in long lines over rows to ewes to hold ground together and then by time they have done will be muck and could be ploughed under for a spring crop.
That would work,but as a last resort. The field is dry , so hopefully I’ll get it yet. The pigs won’t be too fussy !👍
 
Saw two fields of silage baled up about 8 miles away last Saturday as late as I have seen it up here. Been a tremendous year for grass growth all the way through autumn with great weather to secure since June. As others have said excess will help with fertiliser price next year. Normally a two cut place but have had three cuts this year. Finally got cool enough yesterday to stop growth.
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Saw two fields of silage baled up about 8 miles away last Saturday as late as I have seen it up here. Been a tremendous year for grass growth all the way through autumn with great weather to secure since June. As others have said excess will help with fertiliser price next year. Normally a two cut place but have had three cuts this year. Finally got cool enough yesterday to stop growth.
Passed a field today where they'd just finished mowing.
Thought to myself it'll want to be drier ground than mine, though that's probably not difficult.
 

fermerboy

Member
Location
Banffshire
Baled some undersown barley straw on Friday, was just dung, no feed value at all.
Think it will go right to the much heap. Had to give up on the last bit as it was too wet for the tractor and baler.

Messed up in the end of September and didn't get it and its never been dry enough to have half a chance till this week. Should have baled and wrapped then and at least had something.
Lesson learned! :banghead: :banghead:

I've two neighbours with crop still to cut, and straw to bale, 30ft off a rotary Lexion battered into the ground will never be dry till maybe March if he's lucky.
Last two October's have been unbelievably wet, both times its like somebody turned off the weather, when it broke that's it no chance again, can't get bales off the ground either, bloody fed up to be honest.:cry::cry:
 

topground

Member
Location
North Somerset.
What??? Are you suggesting that my two ring feeding system is OTT???? 🤣
I’ll let you into a secret… we use 2 rings for hay/silage and a big square one for straw… proper complicated system! 😉😂
B***ger, that probably means I qualify as a feed lot with three ring system in place because I can put two round bales on the MF375 fore end loader and one on a bake spike on the 3 point linkage!
 
B***ger, that probably means I qualify as a feed lot with three ring system in place because I can put two round bales on the MF375 fore end loader and one on a bake spike on the 3 point linkage!
I knew the "big herd" men would be along shortly.... :)

I do the same at my "away" ground, but use a bale cradle on the rear, as safer on the roads coming back... Saves some time and hassle.
 
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