NY5465 : Tractors at work

taken 10 years ago, near to Lanercost, Cumbria, Great Britain

Tractors at work
Tractors at work
The device operating here is a forage harvester. The grass would have been cut a few days previously but instead of being dried off to make hay, it is being lifted while it still has a bit of sap in it. The grass will be placed in a pit then covered to exclude air. Under these conditions, the grass keeps better and turns into silage which is used to feed animals in the winter.
Larger farms tend to bale the grass and wrap the individual bales in plastic sheeting. This has the same effect but the bales can be left out once they are wrapped.
(We are grateful to Geograph member Ag for this explanation)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 July, 2007
Category
Farming activity   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 544 655 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.9311N 2:42.7962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 544 654
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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