Saturday, 10 March 2018

Hedgecutting with Zetor

The last 2 or 3 years the hedgecutter has been put on the loader tractor - which is not ideal but the main tractor needs to be on the bedding machine every other day, and fitting the hedgecutter takes most of an hour, so need to stay on until job is done. It has been altogether too wet for some fields, and one section never did get done. It's supposed to be finished by 1st March but this rule ought to have some flexibility as n birds were nesting here on 1st March as it was a blizzard at -5 with gale force easterly.

MF135 mudguards

These have been about dropping off for a couple of years, the footplates were dangerously rusty too so finally got them done last Month.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

First 2018 lamb run

These were gathered Sunday and the ones not selected were wormed.
They were a bit damp and didn't dry as well as expected inside overnight, but another 14 away so less to feed.
This winter for first time ever there is no barley so they are getting finisher pellets and sugar beet pellets about 50-50

Did consider buying 10t of barley but do wonder how important it is and they seem to be doing OK without though they are getting 2x the amount of pellets I would have been mixing in (with barley) anyway.

At home weaned calves miss it more but they are getting silage bales rather than hay and seem to be doing OK