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109# May-Aug 2019 Vol 28-1

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What’s in Practical Farm Ideas #109? 

 
Made it Myself tube ventilation in calf rearing  If you rear calves or have cattle in buildings which get a bit sweaty, stale air, cobwebs, and bugs everywhere, there’s tube based ventilator which is a lot cheaper (20x in fact), and just as efficient as the proper job. Much cheaper than treatment.  
 
The Farm Walk visits an incredible farmer who is both a tenant, a share farmer and a contract farmer, and who integrates the land he farms. The section is headed ‘Farming for the Long Term on Short Term Tenancies’. In addition he has some brilliant machinery adaptations which cut time, costs and risks. The feature describes how he manages livestock to be a part of his arable rotation. 
 
Soil+ Cover Cropping International Ray Archeleter is a Soil Scientist whose career has been with the USDA. I came across his work with no-till 7 years ago and have been a disciple ever since. He has helped produce an extraordinary article about soil, one which all farmers should read. 
 
The Financial Focus has the title ‘Be cautious about farm diversification’. It’s been the kind of silver bullet used by advisors in times of low profitability. But… 
 
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Strimech muck fork handles 3x 8ft square bales

Strimech muck fork handles 3x 8ft square bales on 3-pt. With a second fork on the front six bales are carried each trip

 

Amazone Condor drills 15 metres
Amazone Centaur drills 15 metres and generally gets 70ha done in a day. The economics are compelling. 

 

Front mounted frame carries 18 silage films with no damage
Front mounted frame carries 18 silage films with no damage.  Waiting for more film is a thing of the past

 

Farm grain wagon - the economics revealed
Farm grain wagon - the economics revealed. Better mpg than a tractor and a bigger load towed faster

 

Zero grazing is good combination with robot milking
Zero grazing makes a good combination with robot milking. Cows remain close to their robot, yet get fresh grass from the feeder-trailer. Useful for consistent rationing.

 

Using herbal leys in an arable rotation
Using herbal leys in an arable rotation. A chance to put fertilitily and condition back into the soil 

 
 
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