Grassland Management

29 October 2020

Liver fluke manifests itself differently in cattle and in sheep but causes poor performance and health concerns on both accounts

2 October 2020

Joey Malone helped start a new 650-cow spring-block herd near Lockerbie three years ago, after working in New Zealand, and says he’s learnt a lot about managing grass in proper Scottish wet weather.

9 October 2020

Well-drained soils lead to earlier turnout, more grazing days and higher grass yields. After a year of weather extremes, walking the platform this winter to see where it lies wet and analysing grass-growth records from underperforming paddocks will help locate any drainage issues.

28 September 2020

The SUPER-G project is a European wide project aiming to work with farmers and policy makers to develop sustainable & effective permanent grassland systems. Aims of this project include optimising productivity, supporting biodiversity and delivering a number of other ecosystems services.

28 September 2020

Join the GrassCheckGB team for a webinar on ‘Rotational grazing: principles, practices and tips’. The speakers are James Daniel, Founder and Director of Precision Grazing; John Frizzell, Business Development Manager for Datamars Livestock UK and Dane de Boorder, Youngstock and Grazing Manager for Pomeroy farm who are a part of GrassCheckGB. The conversation was chaired by Nia Davies, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales.

28 September 2020

Join GrassCheckGB and Elizabeth Stockdale, NIAB for a webinar on focusing on the importance of soil health for grassland productivity. Soil is the basis of every grassland system and aiming to constantly improve soil health will pay dividends in grassland productivity. Knowing and correcting soil pH alone can reduce the risk of yield loss, which can be up to 20%.

28 September 2020

AHDB supported a panel discussion with the British Grassland Society (https://www.britishgrassland.com/), on practical advice for establishing herbal leys in 2021 and beyond. The panel will included Kate Still, Soil Association and FAB farmers facilitator, Robert Thornhill, dairy farmer and Nuffield Scholar and Dafydd Parry Jones, organic beef and sheep farmer and Farming Connect mentor.

25 September 2020

Michael Skinner outwinters nearly 1,400 Highlander ewes and ewe lambs without concentrates at his farm in Leicestershire. Now going into his 10th year outwintering, Michael says the key to success is the breed and foraging ability of the ewes.

17 September 2020

Join GrassCheckGB and Elizabeth Stockdale, NIAB for a webinar on focusing on the importance of soil health for grassland productivity. Soil is the basis of every grassland system and aiming to constantly improve soil health will pay dividends in grassland productivity. Knowing and correcting soil pH alone can reduce the risk of yield loss, which can be up to 20%.

22 September 2020

AHDB is supporting a panel discussion with the British Grassland Society, on practical advice for establishing herbal leys in 2021 and beyond

28 August 2020

As herd manager for Lydney Park, Keith Davis has been growing and measuring grass for the past 12 years but has found this year’s weather ups and downs tiresome.

30 November 2020

The Agronomists’ Induction introduces new and student agronomists to AHDB

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