Contents tagged with grassland management

7 April 2021

While recording grass growth on your paddock walks this year, it’s also worth making a note of boggy patches, blocked outfalls and choked ditches. As changing weather patterns bring extremes of rainfall, it’s important that land drainage systems efficiently remove excess water from the grazing platform.

7 April 2021

Measuring rainfall not only tracks long-term weather patterns but is another tool to help budget feed and grass growth. Although historical data can be used with current weather predictions to make better grazing decisions and more realistic feed forecasts, says Gloucester dairy farmer, Keith Davis.

7 April 2021

With feed still one of the biggest costs facing British dairy farmers, 2021 is the year to focus on driving milk production from our best British crop: grass. Whether it is grazed, clamped or baled, cows need quality forage.

7 April 2021

Soil testing allows for more accurate, efficient, and cost-effective nutrient applications. Through the Soil Testing Pastures project funded by The Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club at Bangor University, Dafydd Williams from North Wales explored the potential gains from soil testing on one of his silage fields

9 March 2021

AHDB is supporting a panel discussion from the British Grassland Society on feeding and grazing management of herbal leys

26 February 2021

An article that looks at how to start growing grass for grazing

26 February 2021

An article about how to measure grass growth with a plate meter

12 February 2021

AHDB is supporting a panel discussion from the British Grassland Society on feeding and grazing management of herbal leys.

19 March 2021

Case studies from dairy farmers who've made improvements on their farms.

11 December 2020

This webinar focuses on environmental and financial aspects to consider when using herbal leys.

6 November 2020

As grass growth caught up around the country, it helped fill many clamps with quality grass silage. Yet it’s still important to get it analysed before planning this winter’s rations. Not only could you save money on bought-in protein feeds but also pick up potentially high nitrate levels, which could lead to health or production issues later on if they aren’t dealt with.

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.

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