Haylage takes 45 minutes max.
Hitch up Little Blue Trailer.
On Wednesdays take Matches / Firelighters / cardboard from boiler room for burning wrappers on bonfire
Fill JCB & blue trailer with haylage. Create a “V” to stack more slabs in the back of the jcb & put slabs in the center of the “V”. i.e so they don’t fall out.
Put haylage in back of JCB & little blue trailer. So when feeding max 1 trip.
5 Hutches can take 1 – 1 ½ haylage bales – depending on harvest.
Important to compact haylage in each hay hutch.
What to Do:-
Load up JCB & Trailer.
Drive to hay hutches. Get out of JCB. Move ALL hay hutches.
Move hutches forward, 6 strides (i.e.12ft) so horses won’t stand in previous track lines. Also keep hutches 6 strides (i.e.12ft) apart.
Keep neat and in same lines.
Leave lids propped up against hutches: Like this: U
Now get JCB to hutches and fill. When filling hutches, loosen haylage before it goes into hutches, as loosening cuts down wastage.
Make Sure Lids are put back Securely – Double Check – Very Important they are fully locked into Place.
- Do not drive in track
- Wherever possible, use different track lines (in fields) to avoid field damage.
Put Wrappers On Bonfire. All Wrappers are burnt on Wednesdays.
Monday: 1 ½ Bale
Wednesday 1 ½ Bale
Friday: Between 1 ½ bale
Saturday: ½ Bale to top up.
Which Haylage to Use:-
- Use Haylage from Corral for Fields B & C – get the haylage either from the Corral or the Laurel Gateway.
- When accessing this Haylage Load Up from Corral or from the Laurel Electric Gateway – You can do this with Horses tied up.
- To get to Laurel Gateway so getting haylage from the corral from second entrance – drive into C and then across track opening the double set of electric gates into the School field then round to Electric Gates into laurel Pen.
- Use Haylage from Pen A in Field A
- Use Haylage in Pen in Pond Paddock.