The Farming Year – March

Jobs on a cattle and arable farm in March can include;

  • Spring ploughing.
  • Selling surplus grain.
  • Muck spreading on fodder beet land.
  • Bedding up cattle once a day.
  • Feeding cattle twice a daily.
  • Milling and mixing animal feed.
  • Calving cows.
  • Disbudding (dehorning) calves.
  • Feeding poultry twice daily.
  • Letting poultry out to free range in a morning.
  • Locking up the poultry huts on a night.
  • Cleaning out the poultry huts.
  • Servicing the crop sprayer.
  • Selling potatoes to the crisp factory.
  • Potatoes are washed and loaded into lorries.
  • Potatoes are sent to the crisp factory.
  • Rolling mole hills down and catching moles in grass fields.
  • Apply pot ash fertilizer to potato fields (should have been done in February but too wet this year).
  • Apply compound fertilizer to wheat and barley crops ( a February job, but too wet this year).
  • Top dressing applied to oilseed rape.
  • Nitrogen fertilizer applied to Winter wheat and Winter barley.
  • Sow Spring barley.
  • Apply fertilizer to Spring barley.
  • Apply fertilizer to potato seed bed.
  • Plant potatoes at the end of the month.
  • Start crop spraying on cereals.

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