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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Looks like, and a bit more grass than I've seen in most places but still looks very short.
    I bet there hoping for thicker second cut !

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    yeah don't think they cut it too short so it would grow faster next time

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    at least the lumps he's making shouldn't bother the chopper much. our chopper will be starting work this week ;-)

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    not the first silage
    i seen 50 acres baled and wrapped on 27 feb

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Wales must be the MECCA ?

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Wales must be the MECCA ?
    dunno,it was 3rd cut..

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Is there a point to making such an expensive handful of feeding? Another 2 or 3 weeks and there would be tonnes more grass and probably more energy due to photosynthesis having a chance now that there is finally some heat. Fuel obviously isn't expensive enough for some yet!

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    theres a point if you got a lot of hungry mouths at home , some, in fact a lot of farms round here haven't even got there fertilizer on yet so they will have on extra cut over them . could it be that the plough is following closely behind and the maize drill in behind it

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Recycled View Post
    theres a point if you got a lot of hungry mouths at home , some, in fact a lot of farms round here haven't even got there fertilizer on yet so they will have on extra cut over them . could it be that the plough is following closely behind and the maize drill in behind it
    theres always a reason
    with the amount of grass round here you wouldnt be wasteing it!

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Shifting growing now anyhow whatever.

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    If sowing maze behind it then fair enough. If not it's crazy. As everybody knows it takes grass to grow grass. That grass will not be dropping in quality for a good few weeks yet and if left uncut it's growth would be accelerating with every day that passes due to the larger leaf area being able to photosynthesise more and more of the suns energy. Now that it has been cut it is back to square 1. If there are that many hungry mouths to feed, then kick them out to it and graze it for a 20th of the cost of chasing a handful of lawn clippings round for acres and acres to get a trailer full or two or grass.

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Recycled View Post
    at least the lumps he's making shouldn't bother the chopper much. our chopper will be starting work this week ;-)
    Is you chopper going to the airport ?

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    you needing some grass like , can do you a good deal,jet fuel flavoured ;-)

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Recycled View Post
    you needing some grass like , can do you a good deal,jet fuel flavoured ;-)
    Ahhh, i see i've heard feed reps talk of silage like rocket fuel, now i know where it comes from.

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Recycled View Post
    you needing some grass like , can do you a good deal,jet fuel flavoured ;-)
    I've got cattle fields nearby I know there's no flies down there due to the fumes off the flight path who normally takes it

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    some desperado took it one year, tracy took it another, last few years its been "stored" to get spread back on in the winter but thats not happened yet :-D

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    We want to get a cut off one field before maize it's got 3 weeks to get a bloody move on if not there's a huge pile of muck for the cows to climb!

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    I think they could maybe have skipped the tedding and went straight to raking there seems an awful lot of clattering from that tedder for very little gain.

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    Re: First silage of the year?

    There was 90 acres of seeds there , and going to a farm that milks 2000plus cows

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