The Digger Picture Thread


I said goodbye to this digger last week, off to pastures new. I think I’ve had it 16 years and although I’ve spent a good few hours of my own time fixing and replacing bits, in terms of hard cash spent the annual cost of ownership was in the order of a couple of hundred pounds (plus fuel) It’s been SORN’d for years so not even been insured for the road.
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Mur Huwcun

Livestock Farmer
North West Wales
Does your tractor pull that OK? Ive a 7530JD and its working with a EC140 and a few buckets on board. Fab machine
Plenty around here used to move them with 95hp years ago, they all use 180 ish now! Any tractor is going to feel 18T (and a little bit more aheeem) behind them but it’s nice to have a bit if weight up front

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...