grass leys

  1. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable Farming Incentive is open for applications

    Good afternoon all, I wanted to let you know that we've opened the Sustainable Farming Incentive for applications today. You can find a summary of what's available in this initial rollout here: - we'll be expanding the scheme to cover...
  2. M

    Glyphosate rates

    Hi With current glyphosate prices high and static what sensible rates does everyone use of a generic 360 to get control. When it was £50 a tub it was ok to put a ‘bit’ in for good measure but at £150 a tub it’s adding possibly £15-20 acre if you add in a wetter! Thoughts on everyones rates...
  3. Agriland RSS

    £7m dairy farm in Cumbria hits the market

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A rare opportunity to own a fully equipped modern dairy farm with an exceptional farmhouse along with two cottages in the beautiful Eden River valley has come to market with a guide price of £7 million. Lowthian Gill Farm is a first class and fully...
  4. JP1

    Stubble turnips and what else for store sheep?

    My neighbour wants to try some store lambs this year He asked me what mix would work as well as stubble turnips Another neighbour I asked grows cover crops and lets sheep graze them: vetch, fodder radish, white clover What would you advise my neighbour (he didn't want just stubble turnips ) ...
  5. CPM RSS

    Agroecology – Hitting the reset

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF It was the opportunity to take on a substantial amount of new arable land that gave brothers Dan and Tom Belcher the chance to hit the reset button. CPM discovers how they’re tackling issues close to their hearts and farming more sustainably while...
  6. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  7. D

    AB7: Wholecrop Cereals - herbicide restrictions

    We're in a CS agreement this year forward. One of the options I reluctantly agreed to was the wholecrop option. It didn't seem that difficult to comply really but I didn't fully investigate the rules. There are only 5 active ingredients allowed with AB7. The fields we've put in as AB7 fields are...
  8. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  9. DrDunc

    Weeds in grassland, what to do?

    I've a field that's contains a fair few broadleaf weeds. Clover is looking well, pH and nutrients are fine, and only other issue is lack of actual grass in places. It's intended to be cut for haylage at the beginning of July Should I spray off the broadleaves now with MCPA / 2.4D and check the...
  10. P

    silage price

    What is a fair price for clover rich grass leys per acre?
  11. B


    Brother said yesterday there's talk of CF mothballing it's uk plants. Worrying if true.
  12. jackrussell101

    How much for selling a cut of grass silage?

    So due to business reduction and circumstances this year I may have some surplus grass to sell from June, I would aim to sell it to a neighbour with him silaging it, but how much would I charge per tonne fresh weight over the weighbridge in the new world of high fert prices etc etc? I would be...
  13. MX7

    What’s the difference between “Regenarative Farming” and traditional “Mixed Farming”?

    As above. I would have thought that the traditional mixed farming system ,utilising Grass leys for livestock, and then planting cereals into those leys is the same as regenerative farming :scratchhead: I am obviously missing something?? Is it the economics of the system , especially if one is...
  14. Oldmacdonald

    First foray into rotational grazing. Question.

    THe literature seems to suggest ideally move between 8 paddocks on 3 day shifts. Can I make 4 larger paddocks instead on 6 day shifts? Would make it simpler for my first try at it!
  15. R

    Wheat in AB15

    As above, got a lot of wheat volunteers in the first spring of AB15, agronomist is convinced regular topping won’t sort them, and thus not going to make much of a break crop. I’m thinking/hoping they won’t survive through to next year. Anyone experienced anything similar in the past ?
  16. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Reduce reliance on purchased feeds

    With input costs skyrocketing, looking at alternative home-grown protein sources, such as combinable crops and grass mixes, could help bolster ruminant rations while reducing the reliance on purchased feeds. Csaba Adamik, regional business manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition in Scotland...
  17. Kevtherev


    Evening all I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men. Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix. Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems. Establishment methods/grazing management etc
  18. bobk

    Which fungs for Septoria , T1 and T2

    Now Epoxi has joined CTL in the bin
  19. casemx 270

    Cultural control of ryegrass

    We have some quite bad ryegrass can you tell me what is the best practice ie autumn cultivations and then cultivations pre spring drilling . Fields are in arable rotation and we want to continue with this . Thanks
  20. M

    Muck on sheep grazing

    Have a pile of over yeared cattle muck, well rotted, how long would I need to leave between spreading on grass leys and grazing ewes and month plus old lambs? Any legal / farm assurance / experience intervals stipulated / advised? Thanks