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Grow More – Graze More – Earn More - Dumfries

When: January 29th 2019 10:45 to 14:30
Location: DG1 3SA

Take your paddock grazing management to the next level!

Are you ready to set yourself a challenge for 2019?

Grazed grass is our cheapest feed at 1/3 of the cost of concentrates, so getting your rotational grazing system right is key to keeping costs down and profit up.

Grazing managers who want to improve their performance and maximise milk from grazed grass this season can join AHDB and grazing consultant, Andre Van Barneveld from Graise Consultancy, to review effective monitoring and budgeting, together with strategies for early turnout and supplementation to increase utilisation of pasture and maximise profit.

What will be covered:

  • How to get out grazing early if pasture covers are low and supplements in short supply
  • How the ryegrass plant grows and how management impacts on the quality, intakes and performance from it.
  • The principles of rotational grazing
  • Measuring and monitoring using a rising plate meter
  • Why regularly measuring grass helps increase grass growth, utilisation and intakes
  • How to get out early and stay out late using tracks, gateways and on/off strategies
  • Setting targets for this year: cow requirements, feed imports off the grazing platform plus budgeting for shortfalls
  • Tracks, troughs and fencing: how to set up a paddock infrastructure

Who should attend?

Farmers/managers looking to improve their grazing strategy and maximise milk from forage  

Date:        Tuesday 29 January 2019

Time:       10.45 coffee, 11.00 prompt start – 14.30 (lunch provided)

Venue:     Linns Farm, Collin, Dumfries, DG1 3SA (By kind permission of Michael Kyle)

The cost is covered through your levy.  Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

To find out more, please contact Chris Stockwell, chris.stockwell@ahdb.org.uk or to book contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk.

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