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Hay big spender.. how's she cuttin'? LATEST YOU TUBE CRAZE.. SILAGE!


YOUNG farmers are involved in the latest cr-hay-ze hitting You Tube - filming each other cutting silage.

The event dubbed Silage 09, has hundreds of videos of our country brethren driving their mighty Massey Fergusons, Internationals, David Browns and even JCBs in a mad dash to save the hay.

The farmers even have online groupies who want to know technical details of their tractors and baling machines.

One farmer from Ennis, Co Clare, even dubbed rave music onto his video - similar to the music used by joyriders in Ballymun and Finglas in Dublin.

Already, thousands of viewers have logged on to view the highlights of the 2009 silage season, with farmers in counties across the country filming their exploits.

In one video - Silage 2009. North Longford Ireland - the farmer called Knobbys9nuts boasts about his equipment. He says his tractor is an International 785XL.

The Silage that can be fed to cattle and sheep or used as a biofuel feedstock for anaerobic digesters.

One fan called Fiatagri8090 asks: "Great video. What type wrapper is that? Never saw one like it before." Knobbys9nuts replied: "Thanks. It's an ELHO Bale Wrapper. They are made in Finland. I don't know what age it is. I gave it a bit of a face lift over the winter and it's working well. Glad you enjoyed the video."

Not to be outdone, Benny from Cashelard, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal has posted a video of him cutting silage on June 27.

For silage fans, Benny boasts of his new blue trailer, which makes the video different from the 2008 silage season, when he was using a plain red trailer.

Many of the fans have an unhealthy interest in the equipment being used.

One farmer even videos himself cutting grass at night, while others boast about having several machines on the go at the one time.

For members of the nonfarming fraternity, by watching the dozens of videos, they will soon learn that the TM 155 is "way nicer dan" the T6080 "to drive though".

One groupie claims that "the stering" (sic) on the T6080 is "lethal".

On one video, the Farmer Roger Perry is particularly proud of his equipment.

"We had 3 New Holland TM155 tractors with Kane Trailers drawing in the silage to the pit. The harvester in a New New Holland FX60.

"There was an NH 8360 with Kuhm Rake."


facts high-moisture fodder is fermented, It is fermented and stored in a process called ensilage or silaging, and usually made from grass crops, including corn (maize) or sorghum or other cereals, using the entire green plant (not just the grain).


Techno techno... Farmers give details of their machines
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Jul 5, 2009
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