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Silage 2023

  • 13-05-2023 3:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,335 ✭✭✭


    Anyone make any yet? Very little done anywhere near me, bar a couple of paddocks gone for bales. However I did see a mower going past the gate earlier and a silage trailer go on the main road a while back.

    Hoping myself to take out a few acres and have it going on again. I've had plenty of calls already looking for bales of which I won't have enough to fix everyone up. Seems to be a good demand at the minute for next winters fodder

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,219 ✭✭✭Dunedin


    Nothing round here at all yet. We had very heavy rain all week so it’ll take a bit of soaking yet. Next week is promised good so I’d expect take off by the end of the week.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭Jb1989


    2 farms here lifting and cutting today in monaghan, one lifting on Louth monaghan border too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 861 ✭✭✭grange mac


    Done silage test... Still 400n in grass and fit to be cut.... Didn't get proper sunshine till today... Will test again at wknd... Am told needs to be under 200 to cut... Fertiliser out almost 8 weeks



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,621 Mod ✭✭✭✭Siamsa Sessions


    Seems to be a nice bit being knocked here in Waterford. Was talking to the contractor today and I'm aiming to cut a few paddocks on Tues/Wed. That will be what passes for a first cut for me. No grass heading out yet so I'm hoping it'll be fairly good stuff.

    Trading as Sullivan’s Farm on YouTube



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭GrasstoMilk


    Baled 19 acres today

    5.5 bales /ac on one paddock that got grazed twice

    3 bales /ac on one paddock that got grazed 3 times to date

    10.7 bales /ac on 2 paddocks that got grazed once

    All in all 134 bales gathered and nice stuff too


    knocking proper 1st cut tomorrow, pitting it on Monday. It’s very heavy, not grazed



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    Fields still flooded around here



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭weatherbyfoxer


    Cut the red clover here 10 days ago, great first cut at 83 bales off 8 acres. Going to mow 4 acres of paddocks tomorrow.Have 7 acres of first cut silage that's brutal heavy because it hasn't been grazed yet this year.Only thing is the nitrogen isn't due to be gone till the 19th,I have a sample in the freezer this minute to go for testing Monday morning.Grass is just starting to head out so I will probably cut it regardless and just wilt it longer if the nitrogen is still high



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,219 ✭✭✭Dunedin


    Pissing rain here again this morning 😡😡😡



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,723 ✭✭✭893bet


    Had nice showers here aswell and misty now down in the Midwest.

    Promised dry for the week but a little cooler that you would like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,444 ✭✭✭jaymla627


    Will be some Snapchats and tic tocs floating around next week if lads attempt to go at soft heavy ground spreading fertilizer on 2nd cut yesterday and it was barely trafficable on the wet spots with springs



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    Ground way too soft atm



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭Packrat


    A good bit cut in S Kerry and W Cork. Mostly bales.

    My organic hay for June is growing well and i put out watery slurry last evening on 12 acres where the ewes lambed for July silage.

    Nice bit of rain last night to wash it down a bit. I was worried about that because I see 3 or more dry weeks coming.

    It'll be great for people cutting but I hate drought in summer as I've no water in some fields.

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command”



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭Packrat


    A good bit cut in S Kerry and W Cork. Mostly bales.

    My organic hay for June is growing well and i put out watery slurry last evening on 12 acres where the ewes lambed for July silage.

    Nice bit of rain last night to wash it down a bit. I was worried about that because I see 3 or more dry weeks coming.

    It'll be great for people cutting but I hate drought in summer as I've no water in some fields.

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command”



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,444 ✭✭✭jaymla627




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,335 ✭✭✭roosterman71


    Since I posted the original thread starter I got a call to go knock a bit for a lad. About 9 acres. I'd say he's regretting it now. He was adament it wouldn't rain and the yard here has a bit of water flowing across it this morning



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,201 ✭✭✭tanko


    Where do you see three or more dry weeks coming???? Are you drunk 😂😂😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭1373


    Looking like the last week in May will be proper dry



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.


    Nope. Be another week.

    Only 12 acres of grass sown so far.

    Next week is gonna be fun. Aiming for 100 acres in the ground by Friday



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭bogman_bass


    Some amount of grass down between donoughmore and Bantry yesterday



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭Packrat


    Hello to you too.

    No I'm not drunk.

    Learn how to read a long range weather forecast sometime rather than heaping scorn at those who can.

    Just because it's been raining recently doesn't mean it's going to continue.

    Jesus Christ.. this place would fcuking wreck your head at times..

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command”



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    Hoping to be cutting this week. My silage fields are dry. Told my contractor well in advance so will be very disappointing if not done. I’d get Trump on the phone quicker than I would my contractor.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,353 ✭✭✭stanflt


    Mowed today

    horribly heavy and has started to head out and lodge- will be the worst quality for 20 years

    at least meal prices are in free fall



  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭Conversations 3


    Did you get to graze it before closing off?

    Where abouts in the country?



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,621 Mod ✭✭✭✭Siamsa Sessions


    Going to cut here today. Headed over this morning and the cattle had broken into it overnight. They broke a stake and then just stepped in over the wire.

    You can see they weren't in it long thankfully.

    Went into the calves then and two had got out of the pens and were lying in the hay. You won't see it on YouTube but I admit I gave them a good chase around the yard and there may have been some bad language used.

    I'd be crying if the sun wasn't shining and it wasn't such a good day 😀

    Trading as Sullivan’s Farm on YouTube



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,051 ✭✭✭✭whelan2


    it is still soft. Tried putting out fertiliser on silage ground this morning and it was a rescue mission. Cows grazed this a few weeks ago. I have 30 acres for bales. Grazed in February. Driest field I have. Hope to get them done in next few days



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,444 ✭✭✭jaymla627


    This year seems to be tracking 2018 weather-wise, if the good weather does stick around for the next few weeks, you'll have lads screaming for rain next week on drier ground



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,165 ✭✭✭Tonynewholland


    The last of the first cut for this year. Great condition



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭GrasstoMilk


    All in in nice order. 2nd cut and 20 acres of whole crop to go in at the front

    will be a tight fit 😬



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,041 ✭✭✭✭wrangler


    My tenant cut my land yesterday, looks a great crop, he'll have a lot cut, my forty acres would be a small part of it, he tedded it out today



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