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Silage bales are colour coded with spray paint machine operated from tractor cab

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What's in that bale of silage?  Did it come from Field A, overripe grass that had been down a week while it rained like hell, or Field B, top stuff done in ideal conditions?  When you're stacking you know you'll remember exactly where the different fields get stacked...  yet somehow it all gets a blur in 6 months,
and you haven't a clue. Feeding cattle then becomes pot luck. Here's a neat way of identifying silage bales, and it's far easier than getting off the tractor and putting whitewash marks on the bales as they're stacked. Mike Sherwood moved from the brush to the spray can, which he found quicker and more accurate,
and then wondered how the marking job could be done from the tractor seat, while the bales were being stacked.
 

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