TV Farming

I was trying to figure out, how come they only seemed to fill the right hand side of the silage clamp? Are they going to put something else on top of the grass silage I wonder? When I was in Denmark, they used to cover the grass silage with beet tops.

Also wondered why he didn't put a head wall on either end of the culvert? I think I would have done after it had been washed away like that, and maybe popped in a second twin wall pipe just to be on the safe side, 1' diameter pipe is not expensive, especially if you already have the digger there on site.
 
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Maize going in the other side of the clamp I think.

But yes, the Dale Farm lot really wind me up. Farting about with an old Nuffield and Leyland when they've got a nearly new Belarus loader tractor. And if they want a back up to the Belarus, flog the collectors items for Classic prices and buy something a bit more modern with the money.

So on one hand you've got a farm spending £80k to do 40 acres of silage, justifying the purchase by saying it means they don't wait for a contractor, and still getting it rained on (the interest alone would pay the contractor's bill) while another farm spends half a day fiddling about with knackered old wrecks.
 
Maize going in the other side of the clamp I think.

But yes, the Dale Farm lot really wind me up. Farting about with an old Nuffield and Leyland when they've got a nearly new Belarus loader tractor. And if they want a back up to the Belarus, flog the collectors items for Classic prices and buy something a bit more modern with the money.

So on one hand you've got a farm spending £80k to do 40 acres of silage, justifying the purchase by saying it means they don't wait for a contractor, and still getting it rained on (the interest alone would pay the contractor's bill) while another farm spends half a day fiddling about with knackered old wrecks.
I was talking to the silage contractor this year, just under 40 acres here and they thought it was just viable to use the self propelled, any less and they thought it would be a job for the their forage wagon, but everyone mentions with a wagon the loading the pit is a very different job.

It it were me, on the Derbyshire farm, I would have been inclined to tidy up a bit, and clear out the buildings, then keep the cattle inside for the winter, to give a bit more grass in the spring, looks like there are decent sheds there.
 

Clive

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Farming life and strife is getting very popular recently. Latest is Quest TV with Born Mucky, on last night and with some local Herefordshire content...:)

Trouble is good TV is always the extremes or some jeopardy

reality is anything really worth filming happens rarely ever happens on the vast majority of farms


These programmes are doing a good job or reconnecting the general public with farming however
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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