Well-managed grassland provides the cheapest feed throughout the year, either as grazed grass or silage. Making the most of grass on your farm offers a huge opportunity to increase profits in a sustainable way.
Optimising grass production and utilisation has foue key elements:
- soil health
- nutrient management
- grassland management
- alternative species.
Through AHDB's Environment work, our Grass campaign aims to help levy payers to improve the cost-effective use of grazed grass to build profitable and sustainable systems. This page brings you the latest research and campaign activity on grass and forage.
AHDB Grass tools and services
Forage For Knowledge
The latest weekly grass growth measurements from our contributor farms.
Forage for Knowledge is our weekly grass newsletter, which gives you grass growth from across the UK, as well as technical information related to grassland management.
Recommended Grass and Clover Lists
The Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales is recommendation on grass and clover varieties, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. The data comes from trials carried out by the NIAB-TAG, Barenbrug, IBERS,DLF Seeds, DSV, AFBI and SRUC, and are evaluated by a panel of experts.
The Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales is recommendation on grass and clover varieties, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance.
Grass growth and quality data published weekly throughout the growing season.
GrassCheckGB, run by CIEL, is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms. Growth and quality data will be published weekly throughout the growing season.