Silage 2019

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  1. bagenal

    bagenal Well-Known Member

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    On my way home I see there's grass field down the road mowed, most likely not going to be silage but sure it gave me the thought to start the thread.
     
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    What will it be if not silage?
     
  3. Mf240

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    Couple of lads bailing around here.

    Must have very few cows










    They have hundreds of cows.
     
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    Dung
     
  5. Blackwater boy

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    Few bits of Italian ryegrass and westerwolds cut around here This week as lads want them off to get spring grain in
     
  6. Carrigogunnell

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    With addictive I wonder would it be alright. It's surely no worse that the stuff baled in Oct. A lad told me he tested westerworlds baled in Oct and came back at 82 dmd. Baler and rake pulled out here yesterday to go through could be bailing next week
     
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    I tested mine, sept cut were 77 and October 74, 82 sounds exceptionally high
     
  8. Carrigogunnell

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    I was thinking that ud be doing well to be getting that in early may. I was thinking that the westerworlds was may be a naturally higher quality. Would it be higher in sugars as the 2 pens that he had it at we're cleaned out opposed to the rest.
     
  9. Ozzy Scott

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    man onto me yesterday, want to know if i was interested in 40ac of silage in a few months time. his dairy customers that he was selling too, dont want it as they have a third of their winter feed left. Feck they must have short memories. its the first of march!! I said yes please
     
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    Two contractors out Thursday and Friday doing pit silage , I think @Delboy mighg been out with his tame contractor at a bit.we have grass that was meant for zero grazing but is gone to strong so will be baled and wrapped and delivered into a yard in 2 weeks when weather allows
     
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  11. Delboy

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    You should buy a harvester!
     
  12. marco

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    i really don't understand that thinking, slap it in a pit as insurance. sure it will keep for years if need be. all the better for you.
     
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    I think I have enough hardship .... plus my lotto numbers didn’t come out yet!!
     
  14. Mf240

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    Can't understand lads that say they will take silage and then when they dont need it they just leave it. If you say you'll buy it then keep to your word
     
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    Buy a wagon.
     
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    March is very early for silage making !
     
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    Do ever get farmers in your area cut an early crop of silage then plant either maize or even whole crop ?
     
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    Have done it for farmers before but not to often. All depends on the year.
     
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    No two different outfits. The first man has two harvesters and I do help him out with long draws with my own tractor and in that case he only had to send on the harvester and another trailer as the farmer was pushing up his own silage and it meant that he was able to cut for another farmer with his main outfit. I drive the seconds contractors tractor whenever he's cutting too.
     
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    That's the spot alright. Fairly hilly country up there. It wasn't too bad here today but yesterday was miserable. Im glad that mines in the pit.
     
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  24. bagenal

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    You'd want your wits about you on a good day up there let alone the past couple of days, I'd imagine the fields were greasy enough?
     
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