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#114 Aug-Nov 2020 Vol 29-2

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 Made it Myself   

Root chopper (processor) for beet and potatoes cuts fast with a fine cut

Roots are becoming a popular feed again. The big worry is the risk of choking with a small potato or chunk of beet getting stuck in the animal's gullet. This machine looks like it's solved the problem, and processes 750kg in around a minute. Ready to go in the diet feeder. Built by N Irish farmer,
     Far more effective than relying on the mixer wagon, be it Keenan or auger types like HiSpec to do the job. 

 

Financial Focus

Farm finances could face a real crisis

This feature explains four financial ratios which show up the viability of every type of company. Ratios of borrowings to assets, profits to total revenue etc. 

IMPORTANT

Find out how financially vulnerable your farm is. 

Be in a position to Take Farming Opportunities that may arise

Made it Myself

One-man sheep system - 9 page Sheep Special

Read how this grazier farmer has improved shepherding efficiency. Loads of advice and experience, plus features on 20 home designed improvements

Getting the farm safety message across

Classmates at St Joseph's School, Nenagh, Co Tipperary were devasted when 15 year old Patrick McCormack was killed in an accident on the farily farm. With the help of their teacher Paul Butler they made a video to save lives of other youngsters.

Farm Safety Video 

 https://bit.ly/3fl ttPz

Made it Myself

Lighting board for combine header trailer

 
Our contributor thought the rear lights on the header trailer which came with the combine were inadequate.
 
He built something that does the job properly and safely which acts as a warning to approaching vehicles. Better than just complying with the law.  

Soil+ Cover Cropping International

This 11 page section looks at some pre-harvest crops and explains how each farmer has coped. We were particularly interested in the reasoning behind doing the work with the wide 710mm tyres and not row crop wheels on the Fendt 724 towing a 36m Horsch sprayer. No ruts. No hazardous wheel changing. Tractor ready for other duties. It may well be cost effective on 24 metres as well. 

The only farming magazine funded entirely by readers. No adverts or sponsored copy means you get every cost cutting idea which comes our way - be it machinery, methods and inputs, or finance

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