Five steps to get summer grazing back on track
Kieran Mailey
Cool temperatures and rain have dominated weather patterns in June, hampering grass growth. But with growth set to pick up again, outlined are five tips to get grazing back on track.
22 June 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
With some farmers managing well for grass and others are having to supplement, it’s a careful balancing act to try to manage grass at the minute.
19 June 2024 Farmer Writes
A battle to keep grass under control
A surge in grass growth during May has been followed by growth falling off a cliff in June, writes John Egerton.
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Lacklustre growth over the past few weeks will see highly stocked beef farms under pressure in the coming few days unless growth drastically improves.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ dairy: growth rates feeling the pinch
Thomas Condon highlights how cooler weather conditions have caused growth rates to dip below that of demand on a lot of farms around the country, and what to do in this scenario.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ beef: slow regrowth causing a rejig in grazing policy
Amid the slow down in growth rates, less-than-ideal covers may have to be grazed by stock instead of mowing them out.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Correcting grass quality without running short
Thomas Condon details how farmers should try to maintain quality in swards through correction, without running down farm cover too low.
5 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: growth slows as quality becomes an issue
Growth has dipped in the last few days, while grass has started to stem out resulting in it being difficult to maintain quality through correction.
5 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: being mindful or replacing off takes of P and K
We are hopeful that the weekend will bring with it its annual June bank holiday settled period that sees contractor and farmers scramble to get grass cut and harvested
29 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Beef Management: grass quality and when to dose for worms
Adam Woods takes a look at keeping grass quality up and when to go in with the first summer dose at grass.
22 May 2024 Management
Managing the grazing rotation through peak grass growth
Grass growth is running ahead of demand, making it harder to manage grazing rotations.
21 May 2024 Management
Making a move on mower maintenance
With the recent spell of good weather and burst of growth, the trusty disc mower on all farms is soon to be called into action. Below, we offer a quick service run through before taking to the fields.
15 May 2024 Farm machinery