Forage for Knowledge
The latest grass growth and quality figures can be found on our new interactive dashboard, along with the latest updates and resources.
- Average daily growth rates are down, 17.7 kg DM/ha, to 47.1 kg DM/ha
- Behind the long-term average for September – 49.8 kg DM/ha – but ahead of the 41 kg DM/ha noted at the same time last year
- The variation across regions is still evident, with a difference of 66.9 kg DM/ha noted between the highest and lowest growth rates
Planning for a maize harvest
The starch, energy and intake characteristics of maize silage, together with its high dry matter yield potential, make it a good feed for beef cattle and sheep. This BRP manual includes information on growing and feeding maize and will help producers make the most of this potentially valuable crop
Time to check-in on the earthworms
These publications explain how each earthworm group has a unique and important function and give top tips on how identify and count each type.
Herbal leys – livestock performance and environmental improvements
AHDB supported a panel discussion from the British Grassland Society https://www.britishgrassland.com , featuring a conversation between Paul Muto, Natural England; Professor Chris Reynolds, University of Reading; Sam Lane, Cotswold Seeds and dairy farmer, Rob Richmond.