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August 2017
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Latest Member's Mailing

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Richard Simpson and Felicity Gale attended this year’s Somerset Grassland Society Farm Walk for incoming Chairman Paul Cary, which was held at David and Alice Helliar’s farm in Warminster.

The day focused on paddock grazing and selecting the right varieties of grass seed plus the timings of silage cuts and using red clover leys.

Enclosed in your mailing:

White Clover – The benefits

Incorporating white clover into grassland has the potential to boost pasture production per hectare, raise milk production, improve forage quality and reduce fertiliser requirements. In this Farming Note we discuss the benefits of white clover and how to choose what’s right for your herd.

White Clover – How to establish

Good establishment, along with a well-designed weed management and nitrogen application program is vital to ensure the full benefits of including white clover in a ley are realised. In this Farming Note we look at how to achieve the best establishment of white clover.

August Checklist

This month’s checklist provides key details on:

  • Dairy Manager Update
  • Soil Sampling and Analysis
  • Thermoduric Bacteria
  • Focus on Variable Costs
  • Milk Recording Grants in Wales
  • Key Dates
  • Feed, Fuel and Milk Price Trends

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