Contents tagged with grassland management

12 June 2024

The GrassCheck GB project celebrates its fifth year dedicated to enhancing grassland productivity in England, Wales, and Scotland.

14 November 2023

As we draw Forage for Knowledge to a close on another grazing season, it's time for us to reflect on the year's successes and challenges.

3 November 2023

Managing pastures during wet weather can be a complex and challenging task, but it's essential for the sustainability and productivity of livestock farming.

4 January 2024

On/off grazing for cows in autumn offers many benefits for UK farmers.

13 July 2023

As most outdoor pig herds are kept on rented arable land, collaboration between pig keepers and their landlords is crucial.

30 October 2023

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

25 October 2023

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.

31 March 2023

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.