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Chaff Cart

Chaff Cart are towed behind harvesters during harvest with the aim of collecting the chaff fraction as it exits the harvester.

So what do you do with the chaff? There are a few different options. Some people will opt for dumping their chaff and then perhaps grazing with sheep.

For others, burning the chaff in autumn is the preferred option. The benefits of grazing chaff dumps are that it’s beneficial for the sheep and your crop. Also, there may be no burning required

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