Silage 2020

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  1. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

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    One of the small annoying things I had to get fixed last year on the Bateman SP was it's wipers, it would go too far one way and disconnect there. Not had any need for them this year.
     
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    thats a lovely esb pole there , 3 stays :clap:
     
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    You must have tipped it with the rake :Whistle2:
     
  4. Arthur

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    That's harsh now, it's not even in the same field..
     
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  5. Mf240

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    Made the last of the first cut today. Was heavier than I thought. Will cut again if it ever grows

    #blackbalesmatter
     
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    friend of ours had a brilliant cut yesterday. 132 bales out of 7-8 acres. bales were solid too so contractor wasnt messing about. thats him sorted for the winter now i spose
     
  7. Mf240

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    Well it wasnt that heavy now. Just over ten fusion bales to the acre . Only cut yesterday but the dust was flying today. Tedded out yesterday and rowed up today
     
  8. Arthur

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    My first cut was mowed 13th May, field was so slow coming back I only hit it with fertilizer for second cut yesterday with the promise of a drop of rain.
     
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    What does a long draw add to the cost of pit silage? If more tractors and trailers need to be added in are these per hour or per acre? Have ye any figures of what the long draw costs extra roughly?
     
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    €6 plus vat per acre for every extra tractor and trailer to keep the harvester from waiting.
     
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  11. nashmach

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    Ah I'm only pulling your leg! If it was me, it probably would have been flattened years ago :blushing:
     
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    Ursus ?
     
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    And a very late 475 or 490 it is with the red doors.
     
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  17. johndeere6920s

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    It was great while they were all getting the 350 a week and staying in there homes every bollox in the country is driving around now,
     
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    And cycling/walking/jogging at times of the day that normally wouldn't have them on the roads, even though there was less motors on the road at the height of the lockdown you had to be more careful.
     
  19. Mark Lynskey

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    Most 1st cut must be in by now?
     
  20. scoffcruddle

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    A couple not done here yet,in a bad year their always last.
     
  21. Peter

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    Hows second cut growing. my own is after coming along well in the past fortnight.
     
  22. scoffcruddle

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    unreal how it’s grown here in the last couple of weeks,12” of rain and hot weathers just the ticket,need it stop in about 10 days time.
     
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    Silage on a 500 cow farm.in south wexford
     
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    Silage with scenery.
    A good example of the using kit suitable for the conditions.
     
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    The lad driving the baler is a good friend of mine....he goes down for the week and helps his cousin at it out there...local farmer put them up... If they get a good run they will get it tied up in a week about 700 bales
     
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