Blanket spreading on the grazing platform risks cows eating very high levels of nitrates, warns grazing consultant Andre van Barneveld. Follow cows with the fertiliser spreader to avoid luxury uptake of nitrogen in the grass plant being grazed.
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Scottish dairy farms can grow quality grass – and lots of it – as Robin Young has discovered while taking part in Forage for Knowledge. Measuring and testing grazed grass every week for the past seven years has shown Robin that Waterside Farm in Stirlingshire not only produces 12 ME grass, but also 12 t DM/ha from its grazing paddocks.