Back to my search

Grow more, Graze more and Earn more-Wiltshire

When: August 13th 2018 10:30 to 15:00
Location: SP5 4HY

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: Monday 13 August 2018

Venue: Nunton Farm, nunton, Sailsbury, Wiltshire, SP5 4HY. By kind permission of Chris & John Martin 

AHDB Dairy KEM: Becky Miles

Please ensure you wear a clean pair of wellington boots and clothing for biosecurity reasons and out of respect for the host farm.

To find out more or book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

For more information contact your local AHDB Dairy Knowledge Exchange Manager:

Thom Washbourne     07773 245031     thom.washbourne@ahdb.org.uk

Shirley Macmillan       07766 402393     shirley.macmillan@ahdb.org.uk

Jamie McCoy             07823 790440     jamie.mccoy@ahdb.org.uk

Kate Harris                  07929 203703      kate.harris@ahdb.org.uk

Becky Miles                 07500 873258     becky.miles@ahdb.org.uk

James Hague              07792 289386     james.hague@ahdb.org.uk

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.