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notafarm

  • Joined Sep 2018
land management
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:50:53 pm »
Hi everyone this is my first post.
Advice please we have about 5 acres and no animals yet. What would you advice we buy a tractor, compact tractor, topper,finishing mower, American sit on zero turn.
We have tried 2 flails and used our L200 to pull it round the field as advised by 2 different flail sellers but the first kept breaking down and the second caught fire so they have gone back. The grass is about knee height and falling over now. Advice greatly appreciated.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: land management
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 10:30:20 am »
If you are planning to get grazing animals in due course, Id be inclined to see if a local friendly farmer would either top or graze it for you until then.  If you do buy a small tractor and topper, maybe buy second hand, then you wont lose so much money when you sell them again, once the livestock are keeping the grass short.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: land management
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 01:37:07 pm »
I wouldn't invest in any machinery just yet, as soon as you start getting livestock you might never need it again! If its well fenced could you ask someone to graze it with cattle for a couple of weeks, or if good enough quality could you could ask a contractor to make haylage from it? its in short supply this year because of the heatwave so is selling for a premium.

 

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