Contents tagged with grassland management

31 July 2020

Managing outwintered livestock starts with the transition or change of diet. This is important because forage crops differ in composition to grass, and the rumen microbes need time to adapt. It also allows the stock to adapt to foraging rather than grazing, particularly for root crops, and potentially reduce the chance of any weight loss.

31 July 2020

Phil Asbury has been measuring grass for 13 years for his 212-cow spring block herd in Cheshire – this year has had its challenges…

22 July 2020

Join AHDB and Dr Luppo Diepenbroek, Independent consultant, for a webinar on outwintering cattle.

17 July 2020

Next month, it’s time to start planning your farm’s grazing to set up for spring 2021. So keep measuring, take a look at long-range weather forecasts and use your grazing software to help you make good decisions. This advice, from LIC grazing consultant Bess Jowsey, comes on the back of an expensive grazing season for many herds hit by the drought.

3 July 2020

With the average pasture yields in the UK sitting at 8 t DM/ha, there is room for improvement, with the potential to grow over 10 t DM/ha on any system.

2 July 2020

AHDB is supporting a panel discussion from the British Grassland Society, featuring a conversation between Paul Muto, Natural England; Professor Chris Reynolds, University of Reading; Sam Lane, Cotswold Seeds and dairy farmer, Rob Richmond.

30 June 2020

In the second of this series of webinars developed by the GrassCheckGB team, Robert Hassall from Handley Enterprises, and Dr Taro Takahashi, Rothamsted Research, highlight the value and importance of measuring grass, and how to get it right. Measuring grass effectively leads to better informed and more effective grassland management and grazing decisions.

19 June 2020

Successful buffer feeding not only helps slow down the rotation and conserve grass for grazing, it can also be cost-effective if you reduce waste, maintain milk yields and generate payback. While feeding in the paddock is a cheaper option, it risks encouraging local wildlife into the paddock, which isn’t good for TB management.

9 October 2020

Currently, across most of the UK, soil moisture deficits are severe, with over 75 mm of rain needed to return the soil back to field capacity.

16 June 2020

Join AHDB Beef and Lamb and Dr Liz Genever, independent beef consultant, for a webinar on finishing cattle at grass.

5 June 2020

Learning how to grow and use grass efficiently requires investment in the right infrastructure to make rotational grazing work, save money and simplify the workload. However, for those who are still building up their grazing knowledge, it’s important to realise that continued investment is needed to keep learning and fine-tune management decisions