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Deferred Grazing Farming Note

Deferred grazing is an alternative form of out wintering, which can both significantly reduce your winter feed costs and also minimise the need for winter housing your herd.

This Farming Note covers:

  • The principles behind deferred grazing
  • The significant cost and time benefits of deferred grazing
  • Guidelines and best practice for stock selection
  • How to calculate the pasture land required
  • Choosing the best field for deferred grazing
  • Managing pasture in adverse weather and avoiding issues

Issued July 2012.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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