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Is umbilical slurry spreading better value than a conventional tanker?

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Less compaction and higher work rates make umbilical systems a great option for early spring spreading.

Less compaction and higher work rates make umbilical systems a great option for early spring spreading.

Less compaction and higher work rates make umbilical systems a great option for early spring spreading.

Its important to get your slurry out early (if the weather permits) in order to get the best nutrient recovery and cut your fertiliser costs.

However, the caveat is that in practice the weather often doesn't permit slurry spreading in January, and bringing heavy machinery onto land after the heavy winter rain can lead to all sorts of difficulties down the line.

One possible solution that a lot of farmers overlook is umbilical spreading, which means spreading without the use of a heavy tanker.