Contents tagged with grass growth

6 November 2020

As we look back over the 2020 grazing season, the total average grass production across AHDB Forage For Knowledge (FFK) farms this year was approximately 1.5 t DM/ha below the 2019 average, with the FFK farms producing, on average, 12.7 t DM/ha – the lowest average reported through FFK since 2014.

6 November 2020

The variable weather this year has been reflected in this year's grass silage crop.

11 June 2020

The lack of rainfall, particularly across England and Wales, has started to seriously restrict grass growth.

29 May 2020

The weather is certainly throwing some challenges our way this year and the biggest impact is the reduced grass growth.

9 April 2020

In contrast to last year, grass growth has had rather a slow start to the season.

18 November 2019

If grass growth is not meeting animal demand, it’s important to take action. Read how to build up your grass covers in this section.

21 April 2020

High rainfall and poor soil conditions such as poaching are some of the things to consider when extending the grazing period.

19 November 2019

Grassland management is the key driver to increasing growth rates and stocking rate from grass.

29 October 2019

Good grazing management aims to make the most of the grass that grows. The aim is to prevent plants getting to the fourth-leaf stage and dying.

31 July 2019

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and independent consultant, Luppo Diepenbroek, for this timely workshop to understand how we can improve animal performance and farm profitability through maximising grass utilisation. During the workshop we will discuss the opportunities to maximise grass growth and quality.

6 November 2020

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

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.

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