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The townland of Ballydrain is so much better than it sounds.  For a start, the name does not come from a drain.  It is an English translation of the Irish… 212 more words


How to Make Silage for Dairy Cattle, Sheep and Horses

Silage is agricultural or industrial produce preserved either naturally or artificially, using lactic or acetic acids under anaerobic (no air) conditions. It is an alternative method of making hay, to prevent wastage of excessive fresh crop residue especially during cold weather seasons when precipitation is high. 1,054 more words



by Chard Berndt and Kenneth Young 

Livestock consume more than four-fifths of their water by drinking, and the remainder through moisture in feeds.  Yet in the forage lab, water’s importance is not so much as a nutrient, but as a critical measurement affecting all others. 2,021 more words

Chard Berndt

Its a Wrap!

July 12, 2015

It has been three full days, but the first hay mowing, baling and wrapping, on my farm is done. We beat the rain and things went quite well for our maiden voyage with our used baler and homemade wrapper. 218 more words

July 2015