Tag Archives: silage

Plans sometimes need to be changed

Waking early most mornings to collect the cows for milking I sometimes head off in the dark thinking here we go again, ground hog day.  But what I love about my job is each day is different and as much … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Dairy, Dairy Farming, Pasture, Weather | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Straight into summer

There is often a lot of tractor work to be done on our dairy through spring. Silage to be harvested, pasture renovation work, summer crops to sow and all this tractor work is usually wrapped up with the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Dairy, Dairy Farming, Environment, Pasture, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too much of a good thing

We are currently suffering from a pleasant dilemma for pasture based dairy farmers. Too much grass. No I’m not complaining, I’d hate this to be seen as another ‘whingeing farmer’ story. The fantastic late spring pasture growth of this year on top of a great … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Pasture, Weather | Tagged | Leave a comment

Variety is the spice of life

Sometimes life on the farm can feel a little like groundhog day, each day blends into the last. But more often the variety of task to be attend to means each day is different and the saying ‘variety is the … Continue reading

Posted in Pasture, Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In comes the silage.

 Perfect weather today to begin collecting silage and stacking it into our silage pit.  Our farm is hardly the bucolic scene it may appear in this photo. Six tractors, a self propelled harvester, an excavator, a couple of tip trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Pasture | Tagged | Leave a comment

Harvest 2011 is under way at Montrose Dairy

 With black clouds looming our 2011 silage harvest is under way.

Posted in Pasture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment