New dealer for grassland range

Shepton Mallet company, Read Agriservices Ltd has taken on the Alstrong franchise for Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Considering outwintering cattle? Start grazing planning now

Farmers looking to reap the cost saving benefits of extending their grazing season, or even outwintering cattle this year, are being encouraged to start grazing planning now.

What lies beneath? One farmer’s quest to improve his soil health

It’s all change for Norfolk farmer David Cross as he works to explore the potential of livestock grazing to restore soil health. Sarah Juggins writes.

Grass growth in 2023 studied through Welsh project

Data from the Farming Connect Welsh Pasture Project has shown that grass production in Wales in 2023 exceeded previous years, but managing it was challenging.

Farmers advised to be on the lookout for ragwort and hemlock poisoning

Following ragwort and hemlock poisoning cases reported in cattle and pigs by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), AHDB is urging farmers to make sure they are familiar with the signs of toxicity and be on the lookout for poisonous plants in their fields.

Producing more for less: Multispecies swards show exciting potential for livestock sector

Research carried out by UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science has shown that significant cost savings are possible when using multispecies swards for grazing livestock, which can yield up to 25% more herbage and lead to quicker finishing times.

Farmer pleads for urgent approval of bracken control herbicide in Scotland

Hill farmer and NFU Scotland member Brian Walker is calling on the Scottish Government to urgently grant emergency authorisation for the bracken control herbicide Asulam to protect upland farmers and crofters and safeguard public health.

Bale grazing as a cost saving and environmental solution explored in new trials

New Innovative Farmers research is investigating the use of hay bales for winter mob grazing in a bid to boost soil health, biodiversity and animal welfare while cutting housing and labour costs.

Grazing cattle on a diverse forage crop could benefit soil health, biodiversity, and your purse

The results of an ongoing Innovative Farmers field lab indicate that diverse winter grazing crops offer major benefits to soil health and biodiversity, as well as the potential to cut input costs while farming in harmony with nature.

Farmers urged to make the most of grassland SFI opportunities

Livestock farmers were encouraged to take advantage of opportunities provided by the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) improved grassland soils standard at a recent farmer meeting organized jointly by Hutchinsons and Anson Farm Feeds.

Managing grassland effectively during high fertiliser pricing

With fertiliser costs spiking, effective management of your grassland is vital for ensuring growth potential and a strong ROI. On a recent Yara ‘Grow the Future’ podcast, Philip Cosgrave, country grassland agronomist at Yara, offered his thoughts and advice considering the current circumstances.

Making your autumn grass reseeding a success

Reseeding your grassland farm can be a challenging prospect, though worth the effort. New swards can offer improved dry matter (DM) yield and improve nutrient use efficiency on your farm.

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