Village People.......


Spread a field of grass today with N, no footpaths across it on the out skirts of the village. Tonight I’m the bad guy on Facebook as somebody who doesn’t even live in the village walked their dog on it, they ate some of the prills which tasted ‘vile’ and apparently it the dog is sick I’m paying the vets bills! My wife said that replying with try buying a fudgein map and sticking to the footpaths isn’t pc.
please dont get upset , these people are our customers we mstnt offend them , if they stop buying food they might die!

Bury the Trash

Mixed Farmer
Yeah, there should be not for profit rural public transport
Yes I agree to a point , as long as they are managed as tightly as possible with regards to finance.

The trains especially imo.

New service opening at Okehampton which although not cheap is a good sign .

but if course it's being helped along by more housing being built in country towns and villages recently and ongoing :cautious:


Livestock Farmer
Yeah, there should be not for profit rural public transport
Not for profit public transport in many rural areas would still be charged at way higher ticket price than in towns and cities as the load factor would be so low and the journeys so long.

There are no easy answers but is it right for rural, often low income, people to pay more for their skeleton service than urban people do for a regular one? Regular rural public transport simply isn't viable.

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...