How to…

In this section you can find step-by-step information on how to carry out timely tasks associated with grassland management.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Boost your forage knowledge

With the feeding season for fodder beet upon us, Dr Jim Gibbs, a fodder beet grazing expert from Lincoln University in New Zealand (NZ), held a meeting for AHDB focusing on making the most of fodder beet in beef, sheep and dairy outwintering systems, by sharing expertise and experience from NZ. Jim explained: “Over the…

Monday, 26 November 2018

How to – Plan for next spring

Planning for 2019 grazing season has been the focus on farms during autumn management to ensure grazing is set-up for a successful start. As we have experienced this year, it is worth preparing for every scenario that next spring might bring. With winter-feed stocks under pressure, many are hoping for a kind spring providing perfect…

Monday, 26 November 2018

Do it Now

Now is the time to sit down and review your own figures collected over the last grazing season. There can be a large variation in the performance of paddocks across the farm and the best way to identify which ones are holding back the average production is to analyse all the data collected over the…

Monday, 20 November 2017

Boost Your Forage Knowledge

AHDB Beef & Lamb has been working with Farmax since 2011 and has recently helped produce a UK version of its New Zealand software. The software helps grass and forage-based farms to understand supply and demand, to predict future grass covers and to assess how buying or selling stock could affect feed supply. Two webinars…

Monday, 20 November 2017

DO IT NOW: Soil test and plan next year’s nutrient requirements

Like animals, plants need nutrients to grow. Good nutrient management is one of the keys to farm profitability. If essential nutrients are in short supply, plant health and yield will be affected. A soil test is essential to help identify nutrient availability. The results should be used to produce a nutrient management plan to match…