Contents tagged with grassland management

30 March 2022

Accounting for fertiliser and feed prices, it calculates the cost benefit of applying nitrogen to grassland.

19 November 2021

Find out how we've been working with levy payers to improve farm performance.

29 October 2021

Scottish dairy farms can grow quality grass – and lots of it – as one Stirlingshire unit has discovered while taking part in AHDB’s Forage for Knowledge programme*. Robin Young’s Waterside Farm at Kinbuck outside Dunblane is improving feed quality and saving money by making more of grazed grass.

29 October 2021

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.

24 September 2021

Liming in September is standard practice to ensure good germination of an autumn reseed. But grazing managers need to remember that calcium* is needed on the platform throughout the growing season.

27 September 2021

A recent survey conducted by AHDB reveals that farmers are planning for their winter forage supplies earlier than last year. Sixty-six per cent of farmers who responded to the survey had good forage stocks, and only 31% were short of grass silage. Fewer farmers have forward bought straw compared to last year, although they have concerns for future straw availability, price and managing cash flows.

17 September 2021

Charlie Russell is Estate Factor and Farms Manager for Glenapp – a rural business near Stranraer where one of the challenges is usually to cope with over 1,500 mm annual rainfall, and this year turned into coping with a six-week drought.

27 September 2021

Better production and utilisation of grass and forage provides an opportunity to reduce costs and optimise profits on any livestock farm, and the key to success is to learn from other farmers’ experiences and expertise.

20 August 2021

Tips for getting the best out of grassland this autumn

6 August 2021

Use the clover content assessment stick to help you estimate the clover content in your pastures and assess nitrogen (N) supply.

12 August 2021

This article looks at how you manage your grassland

12 August 2021

This article is about managing herbal leys