Farmer Matthew Brownlee in his tractor© Steffan Hill
The unsettled weather delayed our second-cut silage harvest by 10 days. The weather had been ideal for silage-making, but unfortunately a grass test had revealed our nitrogen levels were still in excess of 120ppm and therefore too high for silage-making, even with wilting. This was another valuable lesson for me about the importance of getting slurry out quickly on to cut silage ground and applying fertiliser as soon as the grass has greened up. See also: Read more from our Livestock […]