Five tips for grazing through wet conditions
Kieran Mailey
Grazing conditions have become increasingly difficult after a prolonged wet period. Outlined are five tips to keeping cattle settled at grass.
25 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: rain, rain, go away
The steady rainfall over the past week is not allowing ground to dry out much, meaning grazing conditions are still tough.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Mild and wet weather leading to difficult grazing but increased growth
While significant rainfall over the past week has exasperated poor grazing conditions, growth has improved with the warmer temperatures.
No let up in tough grazing conditions
Farmers are continuing to battle to get ground grazed, as conditions underfoot remain tricky.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: calf scour on the rise at this time of year
Isolate any scoured calves as soon as possible, as infections such as coccidiosis and cryptosporidium are extremely contagious.
22 March 2023 Management
Home Farm: farm timetable at a standstill
There is little point in panicking about things I can do nothing about.
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Beef Management: SCEP, Weather Woes and Vaccinations
Adam Wood takes a look at the new SCEP scheme, a checklist for rehousing in the current conditions and keeping up to date with vaccinations.
22 March 2023 Markets
Grass-based farms set to be excluded from EU permit system
Extensive production is defined as farms “where the stocking density is less than 2LU/ha used only for grazing or growing fodder or forage used for feeding the animals”.
20 March 2023 News
Watch: grazing gets more difficult on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren was on the Thrive demo farm this week, where grazing conditions have become a lot trickier since the wet weather returned last weekend.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
MartBids Database: grazing stock trade starts to sizzle
Lighter cattle being bought for grazing this season have seen the biggest price lift over the past week, as buyers gear up for the 2023 grazing season.
15 March 2023 Markets
Wet weather management returns for nearly all farms
The past week has turned the tables regarding grassland management, as six weeks of fine weather came to an abrupt halt.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: grazing gets sticky for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has made grazing conditions very difficult for many beef farmers.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding