Westerwolds or Arable silage?

KennyO

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
Got a couple of headland left bare on some potato fields (ploughed). Would like to plant something that will give us some extra silage and to provide a more stable base when it comes to lifting time in September/ October.

A few years ago I did a barley/ Ryegrass mix and it worked ok but wondered if Westerwolds would be more suitable? Anyone got any thoughts or other suggestions?

Location is Angus is Eastern Scotland. Soil currently soaking as rain has stopped Spud planting again
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Got a couple of headland left bare on some potato fields (ploughed). Would like to plant something that will give us some extra silage and to provide a more stable base when it comes to lifting time in September/ October.

A few years ago I did a barley/ Ryegrass mix and it worked ok but wondered if Westerwolds would be more suitable? Anyone got any thoughts or other suggestions?

Location is Angus is Eastern Scotland. Soil currently soaking as rain has stopped Spud planting again

Would say peas and barley down south it maybe a bit late now, but given the season and your location it may work.

Availability may be the biggest issue, any spring cereal and peas or vetch would give you a decent crop.
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Approx £29 acre
That means nothing without quoting the mixture. 🙄
& seed rate.
Hurrells Forage Express I've adapted, seed rate the same
HM.9 Forage Express Grass Seed Mix (Acre Pack) (1-2 Years Cutting)

4.50 kg MERIBEL Italian Ryegrass Dip
3.50 kg FABIO Italian Ryegrass Tet
1.00 kg HARMONIE Red Clover

1.00 kg ATLANTIS Red Clover Tet
1.00 kg CONTEA Crimson Clover
5.00 kg Common Vetch
16.00 kg per acre

On the website for £56/acre.....same seed rate but you've adapted it and made it half price for the same weight?

🙈
 
Location
Ceredigion
HM.9 Forage Express Grass Seed Mix (Acre Pack) (1-2 Years Cutting)

4.50 kg MERIBEL Italian Ryegrass Dip
3.50 kg FABIO Italian Ryegrass Tet
1.00 kg HARMONIE Red Clover

1.00 kg ATLANTIS Red Clover Tet
1.00 kg CONTEA Crimson Clover
5.00 kg Common Vetch
16.00 kg per acre

On the website for £56/acre.....same seed rate but you've adapted it and made it half price for the same weight?

[emoji85]
Westerwolds Vetch and Crimson
And thats the one bag delivered price for HM 9 not my price
Are you now having a go because I'm to cheap , he wants something as a cover crop for some headlands, not the Savoy
 
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Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Westerwolds Vetch and Crimson
And thats the one bag delivered price for HM 9 not my price
So you've taken out everything bar the crimson and Vetch and added westerwolds.....but its the same mix 🤔

Sounds like Triggers broom, few new handles and few new heads but it's the original

What a joke!
 
Location
Ceredigion
So you've taken out everything bar the crimson and Vetch and added westerwolds.....but its the same mix [emoji848]

Sounds like Triggers broom, few new handles and few new heads but it's the original

What a joke!
Keep up the insults your doing well today
I said I changed the mix ,
If I had put the mix on here then you would have insulted and picked holes in it like you do . Cant you ever post anything positive
Have a good day ,warm weather next week
 
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Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Keep up the insults your doing well today
I said I changed the mix ,
If I had put the mix on here then you would have insulted and picked holes in it like you do . Cant you ever post anything positive
That's why you didn't put the mix up because you had totally changed it.

Adapted you said.

That not adapted ,you've taken out 2/3 of the mix and added one species of grass.

Adapted is swapping red for white or a prg for Timothy.

Every single thread about forage mix or seed you post in 🙄
 
Location
Ceredigion
That's why you didn't put the mix up because you had totally changed it.

Adapted you said.

That not adapted ,you've taken out 2/3 of the mix and added one species of grass.

Adapted is swapping red for white or a prg for Timothy.

Every single thread about forage mix or seed you post in [emoji849]
I changed it from a 2 year to a 1 year
its still Ryegass Vetch Clover. Iike the AB 9 Cover Crop ,we do a,1 year and a 2 year version
If you want me to stop posting stop asking questions. You turned one post into a marathon like you do evertime I post [emoji23]
 
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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