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Late Season Grazing Management

Late Season Grazing Management

Autumn grass can be a high-value feed, and for those squeezed by milk price, maximising use of late season grass can boost margins. This Farming Note covers: how l...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Worm Control in First-Grazers Perfect Preparation is Key to Maize Yields Future Farming Resilience Fund Lump Sum Exit Schem...

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Maximising Grass Growth & Quality Farming Note

Maximising Grass Growth & Quality Farming Note

Implementing grazing management strategies that coordinate grazing with grass growth stages can stimulate increased herbage production by up to 45%. Grass has been bred t...

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Mid Season Grazing Management

Mid Season Grazing Management

Mid season grazing management presents a challenge. While it’s easy to grow grass in spring, as rotations progress, grass quality diminishes if effort is not put in. Ma...

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Milk From Forage Farming Note

Milk From Forage Farming Note

With the rise in feed costs in recent years, utilisation of forages has become increasingly important to reduce volatility and maintain profits.  In May 2010, milk fro...

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Multi-Species Swards (Part 1)

Multi-Species Swards (Part 1)

The terms ‘herbal ley’ and multi-species swards’ are often used synonymously. They typically refer to temporary grasslands made up of a mix of grass, legume and her...

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Multi-Species Swards (Part 2)

Multi-Species Swards (Part 2)

Historically, diverse species swards were the domain of specialist systems. However, the benefits of planting a diverse mix of species make them a valuable resource for m...

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Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates in forage can reduce milk yields and cause fertility problems, can turn silage butyric and even cause death in stock. This Farming Note covers: How to ens...

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Realising Milk from Forage

Realising Milk from Forage

Producing more milk from forage does not have to be reserved for extensive, low-yielding herds – high-yielding systems can benefit too. Grass is the cheapest form of fe...

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Reseeding Grassland

Reseeding Grassland

To achieve high levels of milk from forage, grass quality and good ley management are vital. There can be a large variation in the performance of paddocks. Accurate measu...

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Salt Application on Grazing Paddocks Trial Results

Salt Application on Grazing Paddocks Trial Results

It is estimated that a large proportion of the UK’s pasture is deficient in sodium – backed by Kingshay forage mineral analyses. Spreading salt on grazing fields is c...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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