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Grass+ beef: slow regrowth causing a rejig in grazing policy
Martin Merrick
Amid the slow down in growth rates, less-than-ideal covers may have to be grazed by stock instead of mowing them out.
Five tips for reseeding grassland
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
The Grass Week: dip in growth and quality
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: dip in growth and quality
A mixture of a dip in growth and farmers trying to correct grass is leaving farms at risk of running tight on grass.
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
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
25 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ beef: growth goes up a gear with heavy pre-grazing covers
Growth has really taken off in the last week, with the result being that pre-grazing yields have creeped up past target.
22 May 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: heat starting to drive growth but rain not helping matters
While growth is on the up, a lot of farms are still struggling with conditions underfoot after some torrential showers.
18 May 2024 Grass & feeding
When and how to wean dairy beef calves
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the details around weaning dairy calves off milk and making sure there is no growth setbacks in the process
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: cautious optimism as growth figures rise
Growth rose last week amid warmer weather, but it is still well behind where it should normally be.
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Timing of treatment critical to optimum weed control
The lift in temperatures in the last two weeks has boosted grass growth rates but the growth of weeds has also taken off.
12 May 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: grass growth set to rocket, but so are weeds
It seems spring has finally sprung (in May) and growth is now exceeding on-farm demands for many, though the conditions will also favour weed growth.
11 May 2024 Grass & feeding