Contents tagged with Forage for Knowledge

19 July 2019

Shaun and David Utting built a bridge to access 30 ha of additional grazing saving a mile round trip

5 July 2019

LIC grazing consultant Piers Badnell explain the options to correct spring grazing mistakes

5 July 2019

We're looking for farms across GB to participate in a project about into reducing P on dairy farms

23 May 2019

Four easy-to-follow steps for assessing soil structure

10 May 2019

To be a successful dry cow feed that doubles up as a calving paddock, standing hay needs careful planning. It should be a quality grass that has been part of the platform rotation and allowed to go to seed.

10 May 2019

This version of the RGCL is specifically for industry specialists to aid farmers in their variety selections for mixtures.

10 May 2019

Knowing the performance characteristics of grass and clover is immensely useful for grassland producers. It allows appropriate selection of varieties that will perform well for a particular system. The Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance.

19 July 2019

The latest research and advice on grass, forage and soil management to help improve grassland productivity on livestock farms

23 May 2019

In this guide we explore the potential role of cut and carry systems on UK dairy farms and establish best-practice guidelines for farmers

23 May 2019

Biological soil health testing is a useful method of quantifying the impact of different soil management practices such as the use of cover crops.

23 May 2019

Nutrient management can often be forgotten on beef and sheep farms, yet there is considerable scope to reduce costs and improve output through the use of home-produced and bought-in nutrients. All crops need a good nutrient supply from the soil to grow and thrive. This updated manual looks at how feeding grass and forage crops properly with manufactured fertilisers or slurries and manures can boost growth.

31 May 2019

Targeted at managers of arable-based systems who are thinking about livestock opportunities for the first time, this guide includes sections on leys, cover crops, forage crops, maize, outdoor pig production and manures.