[Market-farming] Getting silage to the field

clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com
Sat Nov 28 22:16:46 EST 2009


I would opt for the trailer, possibly with gates/railings/slats around the perimeter of the bed of the trailer, so that the cattle can't push the silage on the ground and trample and waste it.

Kurt Forman
Clearview Farm
Palmyra, NY 14522

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From: "Wiener, Benjamin L CPT NG NG FORSCOM" <benjamin.l.wiener at us.army.mil>
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Getting silage to the field
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 06:03:57 +0300

I would recommend 1 of 2 things.  First, feed straight from the trailer.  no waste and no handling.  My neighbor does this.    I have a "cargo handler" which is a heavy plastic tarp that rolls out into a pick up bed and then you hand turn a crank, rolling up the tarp and pulling the load out of the pickup bed and dumping it on the ground.  I use it for manure, woodchips, and gravel.  they are about $100 at Northern Tool + Equipment.

Ben Wiener

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From: gothoney at aol.com
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:38
Subject: [Market-farming] Getting silage to the field
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> I need to go over the road and haul silage to my farm; I have 
> seven beef cattle and a 35HP Kabota with a bucket; I also have a 
> 20 foot dual axle tailers, and a 4 wheel drive truck; without 
> modifying the trailer I can't unload from my trailer which has a 
> rail; any recommendations on getting the silage to the animals at 
> a minimum of expense and NOT handling it by hand?
> 
> 
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> I always forget to mention Green Grape.  It's too recent to be an heirloom, but it's got great flavor and color, and usually pretty productive.
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