Author: James

Rain at last – should have a positive effect grass growth

Growth rates this week dropped by 18% , so this rain will help a lot Grazing Platforms are being well grazed down by cattle, with residues on some farms to nearly less than 1500 kg/DM/ha, this will help keep quality…

This weeks idea Multi Species Mixture

We know that multi Species leys are beneficial to both the soils in terms of boosting soil microbial activity and structure, to Livestock the mineral up take by the crop helps with health and immunity , from work I did…

Make sure your grazing down your covers

Grazing covers down now will help maintain grass quality through the season, and grass is really palatable at this time of year. If you can can get covers down o 1500-1700 kg/DM/ha post grazing that will be the target. Growth…

Damaged Swards what next

Grass Renovation for Winter damaged fields What next ? When its dry enough Graze down as much as possible . Aerate if soil is capped on the surface Then scratch seed or direct drill new Grass seeds into the surface…

Grass Growth Doubles in a week !!-

Ground conditions changing by the day – what seemed impossible to walk on last week looks totally different today (ish) Soil temperatures of 9.5-10 degrees- grass will grow at a pace

Grass Growth on the up

Soil temperatures at 9.5-10 degrees and after this weekend more day than night , so grass growth is going one “up” , we are still behind last year by approx 36% to date.

Loads of Grass !!

Just waiting for a few dry days so we can re start grazing again. Grass Growth this week 7 kg DM/day , this time last year it was 17 kg. Soil sampling – part of the a day in the…