Forage for Knowledge
The latest grass growth and quality figures can be found on our interactive dashboard, along with the latest updates and resources.
- Average daily growth rates are up 4.3 kg DM/ha, to 63 kg DM/ha
- Average growth rates are ahead compared to the growth rated at the same time this time last year and ahead of the 5-year average, 51.26 kg DM/ha
- Highest regional average daily growth rates are seen in Wales, 89.67 kg DM/ha
Dreaming of an easier winter-feeding system – could self-feeding silage be for you?
In this short video Tony Evans, Senior Farm Business Consultant at The Andersons Centre considers the cost benefit of self-feeding, how to transition cows, which system self-feed is best suited to and how to adopt the right mindset.
Rearing heifers at grass
Using rotational grazing techniques on a heifer grazing platform not only helps train replacements for herd life, but also creates the quality leafy grass necessary for rumen development and daily liveweight gain
Grazing cover targets for rotational grazing cattle
The type of stock and expected performance will govern the grazing targets throughout the season. Suckler cows are able to convert poor-quality forage into milk and therefore can be left to graze the poorer-quality swards and also graze residuals after priority stock, such as finishing cattle