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 continuing upward, up 16.1 kg DM/ha, to 58.8 kg DM/ha
- For the first time this grazing season average growth rates are above the 5 year average, 53.2 kg DM/ha
- Highest regional average daily growth rates are seen in the West Midlands, 80 kg DM/ha.
NEW! Electric fencing webpages
Explore our information on how to use permanent, semi-permanent and temporary electric fencing for cattle and sheep. Our advice will help you to decide which type of fencing is most suitable for your system, how to set it up and how to train livestock to an electric fence.
Grazing a high yielding dairy herd podcast
Grazing dairy cows is nothing new so you might wonder why there is so much focus on it in the dairy sector. The influence of the New Zealand style system over recent years can’t be denied – however, grass can also form a vital part of our system if you are calving AYR or managing a herd of high yielding cows.
Eating stones - what are cows trying to tell us?
In the last few days, there have been several reports of cows eating stones, astro tracks, plastic pipes, etc. at grazing. This abnormal behaviour, which may also involve licking or chewing wood fences or other non-nutritive material, is called pica.