Feed out pictures.

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  1. johndeere6920s

    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    I always love to see stock housed and a line of silage infront of them.
    I suppose it sort of shows the efforts of your labour all summer.
    As we are pushing closer to the winter I thought it might be a good idea for a thread if people were to put up the odd picture of them feeding there stock.
    Maybe a brief description of what kind of mix there feeding or the difference they see between different dry matters or different methods of ensiling the crop.
     
  2. Arthur

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    10 weeks away from housing I hope, good bit of grass built up to get through.
     
  3. johndeere6920s

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    I'd say a few local lads stock are in by night here
     
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    Will have a decent % in here over the next 10 days irrespective of weather
     
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    Will take some pics in the morning. There will be a lot more of them in by the middle of the week. Plan to wean calves, letc the calves out and keep the cows on the slats. Land is a mess - literally floating away.
     
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    Was out and about myself today, nearly blown away though. Even the dry ground is getting bad now. If this weather persists their will be a lot of early weaning going on here. Have some rough ground that I normally winter a few spring calves on but it looks farce wet so their won't be anything going on their unless a bit of frost or drier weather shows up :cry:.
    Can see the whole feed situation being sticky this year as no one could realistically allow for this short of a summer :scratchhead::scratchhead:
     
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    DSC_0002.JPG DSC_0002.JPG Here is one that I took the 24th December I was heading off to the inlaws for a few days and some bulls adlib.
     

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    Did you stay away long ?? Some grub in front of them.
    Is the shed in the 1 st picture , one of the 09 grant ones ? As the shed in the last 2 pictures with the fattening bulls has painted pillars.
    Are they all Charlaois , or did you have Aubrac as well ?
     
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    They fended for them selves for three days . The first shed was built in the late 90`s ,before I was married and could afford to have it manufactured and hot dipped , the second one I bought the steel sand blasted and primed and I made it my self and painted it with brush , then with two brothers and two brothers in law erected it in 06 ,a grant was collected on both . The E grading Aubracs are hiding behind those miserable U grading Charlasis :tt2: I only see one the red chap left of the upright but there should be more .
     
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    How many men were employed on the farm in those days @Bog Man?
     
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    In the 50,s there were five but it ended up four two sets of brothers . One of the men came for six weeks but ended up staying 35 years until the woodbines finally got him . He had worked driving Steam engines doing threshings and hated them with a vengance and said anybody that worked with them would never go look at them on a Sunday .
     
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    sheshoon snow2.JPG Sheshoon snow.JPG sheshoon snow2.JPG Sheshoon snow.JPG out wintered in 2010
     
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    When did you last have livestock , which went first , the woolys or the cattle , and do you think they were a loss from a soil fertility /structure point of view ?
     
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    I was going to ask which went first, the cattle or the staff :whistle:
     
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    At one stage we had more than 400 ewes and after copper deficiency complications the Sheep went in 1977 and the ewes were sold at an average of £35 each . The last yard of cattle I fattened was in 1996 . I had cattle after that for a few years wintering them on setaside and roundbales and selling them as hairy cattle in the mart in the spring . The last permanent employee left in 1986.
     
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    Did you sell the Tombstone Barriers to Diesel Powers Uncle ? They still use them in that yard.
    Farmers were able to buy farms from the profits made farming back in those days , with outwintering etc. I know stocking rate etc was poor , but we are chasing our tails to stay in the same financial position. Plenty of familys reared on 20 cows and less, with no wife working . Now you would need 100 + to as far on , with the associated extra land , sheds , fertilizer , not to mention work involved.
     
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    Steel barriers here jf. The lads here would make short work of those timber ones.
     
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    I love the way lads on here can pull up a thread from 2 years ago.
     
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