The Farming Year – April

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

  • Bedding up cattle once a day.
  • Feeding cattle twice a daily.
  • Milling and mixing animal feed.
  • Calving cows.
  • Disbudding (dehorning) calves.
  • Selling cattle.
  • Electric fences put up around grass fields.
  • Cattle turned out to grass during the last few days of the month.
  • 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.
  • Nitrogen fertilizer applied to Winter wheat and Winter barley.
  • Start crop spraying on cereals.
  • Apply fungicide and insecticide to oilseed rape.
  • Apply manganese to Spring barley.
  • Apply herbicide to late drilled Winter wheat.
  • Apply fungicide to Winter wheat and Winter barley.
  • Drilling fodder beet and cover crop.
  • Apply first herbicide to fodder beet.
  • Building grain store.

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