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Grass growth is slow

As of today 9th April we have grown 16% less grass than same time last year – average growth rate of 33 kg/day Below is a excellent re seed of Dundas Grass Mixture – From Watson Seeds (Nr Preston)

2021 Grass Season kicks off

So with soil temperatures hitting 8 degrees this week across the North West , its say we have lift off with years grass season. If you have some fields under preforming , take a look and assess what your perennial…

Spring Grazing

Spring block calving is about to begin, so its time to work out grass covers ready for grazing over the the next month Aim for a pre graze cover of 2200-2300 kg/cover , at this cover grass quality is high…

Keep a eye on forage stocks

With this years grass growth being back 5% on last years total grown, it will be important to keep a eye on silage stocks. If you are going to struggle to make it to turn out – now is the…

Herbal ley trail in the Ribble Valley

First picture Soil Structure from the Control Area of the field (so not under a herbal ley, this soil is compacted and cracking horizontally in slaps ), The second Picture is of Soil in the same field which has been…

Grass growth compared to 2018 –

Blue line 2020 says it all, We are as seen from the graph sooner into the dry period encouraging signs of rain now will have a positive impact – Fingers Crossed Organic Farms are recording the the highest grass growth…