Silage 2020

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  1. headcase

    headcase Very Senior Member

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    Who's adding straw:scratchhead:
     
  2. Big Vern

    Big Vern Well-Known Member

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    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!!
     
  3. headcase

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    Mine have plenty of straw on the beds,if they want a nibble...
     
  4. kverneland es 80

    kverneland es 80 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. muckymanor

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    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.
     
  6. Ozzy Scott

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    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.
     
  7. marco

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    But you only have one machine for all the jobs
     
  8. Bencroy

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    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
     
  9. Ozzy Scott

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    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.
     
  10. muckymanor

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    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.
     
  11. Big Vern

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    Fair enough, but if I want food I go to the larder or fridge, not eat me quilt !!!
     
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  12. Ozzy Scott

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    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 :laugh:
     
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  13. Bencroy

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    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 ?:rolleyes2:
    A smashing 6 cyl Major and Tarrup double chop , working to perfection .
     
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    Ps .
    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 .
     
  16. Agri Power

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    I have a feeling there are events going on within members of clubs themselves...
     
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    Good machine them krones....
     
  18. Mark Lynskey

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    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?
     
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  19. Bencroy

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    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.
     
  20. kverneland es 80

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    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
     
  21. Agri Power

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  22. humungus

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    no not me anyway, they wouldn,t pay me an appearance fee :Whistle2: where would i find this video ?
     
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    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.
     
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  24. lough

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    Are you on a phone or computer / laptop
     
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  25. johndeere6920s

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    I'd say a claas is a better machine
     
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