Discussion in 'Grassland Management' started by Alfie, Apr 12, 2020.
Who's adding straw
All our suckler cows have wheat or barley straw mixed with their ration, they want maintainence n fibre not fat n the shits!! TBF the beefers also get free acces to barley straw in rings always eats no ot!!
Mine have plenty of straw on the beds,if they want a nibble...
troy doesn't cut the grass here only the maize the lads that cut here have the smallest krone and can put away our 140 acres first cut with a long draw in a day.
Are you in North or South Leitrim? There's a fair sized baling contractor that has a wagon near keshcarrigan. He bought the wagon mainly for his own use but does contracting work with it too. I only know 2 or 3 in this area that he does for but he has a number of customers for it around ballinamore. He has a few customers for it over the bridge too.
Surely a handy machine will do for a long draw. I dont understand the size of choppers when a good bit of the time they are stopped in the field waiting for trailers.
But you only have one machine for all the jobs
Phelim used do for a lad beside me a few yrs ago.different rigs since.havent heard of him doing anyone in ballinamore since.mcgerty far side of carrigallen has one and a new krone went from wilsons up to gortlettra to a dairyman with robots in there in may.donohoes up at legga have a malone
Rarely is the harvester the bottleneck for a silage cutting crew, usually its the size of pit and how awkward the yard is plus length of draw for trailer turnaround. Rarely a queue waiting for the forager all day.
He picked up for a neighbour here last week. He did for a few down around ballinamore and aughnasheelan this year according to his father anyway.
Fair enough, but if I want food I go to the larder or fridge, not eat me quilt !!!
An old vet of mine when I asked him his thoughts on slated sheds, his reply was - how would you like to live and eat on the toilet.
Suppose it's better than living in H-block conditions, when straw bedded
I was shown a video half an hour ago , of the
South East 6 cylinder Ford Club 2020 Silage video . I didnt realise there were any events going on .
A nice F140 , yours @humungus ?
A smashing 6 cyl Major and Tarrup double chop , working to perfection .
I have done what I should have done before posting . Looked it up myself. It seems it was filmed in 2019. Ray Mallon uploaded it .
I have a feeling there are events going on within members of clubs themselves...
Good machine them krones....
I know a few small groups of lads doing silage demos over last few weekends few lads in Meath with some double chops come to mind.
That’s a sweet MB Trac in that video Agripower, those old trailers on the Deere bring back memories, a Dooley and a Lee by any chance?
Is there a second video of them working?
Wouldnt be to many pilots for thr massey and the frazer nowadays, but they surely done there share back in them days long before a baler was ever heard of.
Was there many balers around the country before 1981 when mccormacks / volac nowadays were subsidising the purchase of balers.
The local crew are happy enough this yr but it gave a pile of trouble last yr and they wouldn't be cutting big acres
no not me anyway, they wouldn,t pay me an appearance fee where would i find this video ?
Youtube. I haven't worked out how to do links.
Put in South East 6 cylinder Ford Silage. Ray Mallon , and i think it IS 2020.
Are you on a phone or computer / laptop
I'd say a claas is a better machine