dads706 Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 This is kind of an addendum to my feed mixer and tub grinder thread of a couple months ago. I've been watching TMR demos and videos of mixers and tub grinders on youtube. These people throw net wrapped bales directly into tub grinders and TMR mixers. Not at my place they won't. Have they ever seen the contents of a cows rumen when twine and netwrap was neglected? That stuff is worse than plastic bottles in a landfill. It's great for wrapping hay or corn stalk bales, but that is where the benefit ends. The stuff doesn't rot. Who knows how long it will last. I'm occasionally picking up some from where I parked bales 20 years ago, and it's just as tough as it was then. Here it gets removed from every bale. Period. And if it is frozen in the hay, then you throw some hay away along with the wrap. The guy who rents my ground tells about one farm that he rents, the guy used to have some cows and he would just cut the wrap and roll the bale down the hill to feed the cows. He wouldn't bother picking up the netwrap. He said he told him that he was not farming that hill until the wrap was picked up. He said the guy made a half azz attempt at it. My guy said he disked that field in about every direction possible to cut it up. He then used his field cultivator as a dump rake to get as much as he could. He still snags some every year with the corn planter and has to get off and clear the planter. That's my vent for the day. 8 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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