Ground conditions are very good in the east and southeast, while those in the west and northwest will still need to pick and choose the driest fields for stock to turned out to. It is amazing what a few dry days can do for ground at this time of year so it is important to walk fields regularly as the picture changes quite quickly.

Grazing off silage ground prior to closing up can increase the silage Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD) figure by up to 5 percentage points.