Growing grass, growing success: Yorkshire

Past Event - booking closed

9 April 2019

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Castiles Farm, Grantley, Ripon, North Yorkshire


Working together to bring you the 2019 spring farm walks:

What are the practical aspects of growing a successful business through grass and forage?

Join AHDB Dairy, BGS and LIC on our farm walk where we explore how Dairy farmers Colin and Sean Nicholson have optimised their grass management.

  • Transition to autumn block calving: Hear how transitioning from all year round calving to autumn block calving has improved profitability and lifestyle.
  • Grass management: Understand how to manage the fresh autumn calved cow at grass – maintain fertility, minimise body condition loss whilst attaining peak yield.
  • Forage management – multi cut: We will discuss how the hosts have challenged concentrate use and driven farm output by increasing grass growth and quality.
  • Breeding the right cow: Breeding the right cow for the system, a fertile cow that can graze AND eat silage!


10.30 – Registration

11.00 – Welcome

11.10 – Farm Walk, hosted by Sean and Colin Nicholson, facilitated by LIC & AHDB

13.00 – Round up by BGS, followed by light lunch and opportunity to talk with trade sponsors

Hosted by JH Nicholson & Partners courtesy of Colin and Sean Nicholson

Pre-registration is required Register at: or phone 01904 771218

High herd health status – Please ensure you are wearing clean and appropriate footwear

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.