Contents tagged with Forage for Knowledge

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.

3 March 2020

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.

26 October 2021

In this section you will find information on the nutrient content of organic materials such as manures, compost and digestate.

6 March 2019

Short pocketbook with simple steps to assess soil structure

23 March 2020

Grass is an important crop and grazed grass is the cheapest feed on farm, yet it rarely earns the respect it deserves as a potentially high-quality, natural ruminant feed. This manual will help producers develop new, more efficient grazing strategies to improve returns for their business

7 October 2020

Grass grown for silage has different needs to grass grown solely for grazing. Silage can provide high quality forage for winter feeding however, as with all crops, it depends on using the right varieties of grass and optimising soil conditions. This manual covers the key issues when making silage

23 May 2019

Grass is the most important, yet often overlooked, resource for livestock production. Well-managed grassland provides the most economic feed all year round, either as grazing or conserved forage. This manual provides beef and sheep producers with advice on how to get the best from their grassland

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