A successful 2019 grazing season starts now.
Your pasture management this autumn will determine grass availability, quality and intakes next year. And with every extra tonne of grass grazed increasing profit by £334 per hectare, can you afford not to be ready?
Quality grass influences ‘milk output from forage’ which is one of AHDB’s key performance indicators and critical to success for blocking calving systems.
Grassland consultant Andre van Barneveld from Graise Dairy Farm Consultancy and AHDB’s Siwan Howatson will help you plan your rotational grazing management for a successful spring turnout.
Topics will include:
- Target autumn grass covers – to build cover, or not?
- Flat wedge, or steep wedge? And its impact on target closing covers
- Supplement feeding autumn calvers at grass
- Maximising profit from spring calvers in autumn
- Matching peak milk production from autumn calvers to grazing
- Well-managed grass is 12 ME all year = lessons from AHDB’s Forage for Knowledge
‘Grow more, Graze more and Earn more’ meetings are aimed at farm owners and staff who are actively involved in rotational paddock grazing management.
All meetings are 10:30 coffee and registration with 11:00 prompt start and 15:00 finish. Lunch included.
The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy. Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.
Date: Friday 17 August
Venue: Greystones Farm, Blockley, Gloucestershire, GL56 9LN
AHDB Dairy KEM: Thom Washbourne
Please ensure you wear a clean pair of wellington boots and clothing for biosecurity reasons and out of respect for the host farm.
For more information contact your local AHDB Dairy Knowledge Exchange Manager:
Thom Washbourne 07773 245031 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley Macmillan 07766 402393 email@example.com
Jamie McCoy 07823 790440 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Harris 07929 203703 email@example.com
Becky Miles 07500 873258 firstname.lastname@example.org
James Hague 07792 289386 email@example.com
Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.