AHDB will be rolling out six grass discussion groups across the country in collaboration with grazing consultants, which aim to help farmers understand more about best practice when it comes to grassland management.
Scottish dairy farms can grow quality grass – and lots of it – as one Stirlingshire unit has discovered while taking part in AHDB’s Forage for Knowledge programme*. Robin Young’s Waterside Farm at Kinbuck outside Dunblane is improving feed quality and saving money by making more of grazed grass.
Scottish dairy farms can grow quality grass – and lots of it – as Robin Young has discovered while taking part in Forage for Knowledge. Measuring and testing grazed grass every week for the past seven years has shown Robin that Waterside Farm in Stirlingshire not only produces 12 ME grass, but also 12 t DM/ha from its grazing paddocks.
As we move into October and grass quality diminishes, forward grazing calves in front of the cows from now until weaning/housing will give the calves a chance to choose the remaining better quality grass.