How to…

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

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…

Monday, 20 November 2017

How To: Autumn planning for sheep farms

Teagasc in Ireland has recently launched a campaign called Grass10, which is running until 2020 with the aim of increasing grass utilisation on Irish livestock farms (dairy, beef and sheep). Their targets are 10 tonnes of dry matter (DM) per hectare (t DM/ha) per year utilised and 10 grazings per paddock per year. See the…

Monday, 18 September 2017

BOOST YOUR FORAGE KNOWLEDGE

Feed planning webinars and soil and nutrients workshops 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…

Monday, 18 September 2017

HOW TO: ASSESS BRASSICA YIELD

Brassica crops such as kale, forage rape, grazing turnips, stubble turnips, swedes and rape/kale hybrids, can provide nutritious, cost-effective feeds for beef cattle and sheep. They can increase output per hectare, both in terms of dry matter (DM) feed and animal performance. Out-wintering on brassicas can also allow more animals to be kept, with minimal…