Planning ahead for this year’s forage stocks and weed control were some of the topics up for discussion at this years Grassland UK event held at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Peter Hollinshead and Jonathan Wheeler report.
In a bid to calve heifers before two years old, the focus has predominantly been on reaching target weights for service. Hannah Noble finds out why weight gain throughout pregnancy is just as important.
In light of the recent wet weather, Rob Fowkes, nutritional advisor at Quality Liquid Feeds urges farmers to plan ahead for next winter and put in place a strategy to minimise the risk of reduced forage stocks.
Use of herbal leys within an integrated farming system could enable farmers to reduce input expenditure and improve soil health, visitors to an Agricology field day at Daylesford Farm in Oxfordshire heard.
SIGNIFICANT quantities of draff and pot ale syrup are set to be available for Scottish livestock farmers from 3 January 2018, following a recent review of co-product activities at Diageo’s distilling operations.