We’d need over an inch of rain here now to make any difference to dry cloddy seedbeds. Clay dries slowly, but it wets slowly.
It’s wet underneath though so provided I’ve got things in deep enough they should have a fighting chance without further rain. I don’t think we’ll get any TBH. As the old boys say, it never rains in a dry time. Adapt to it.
Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.
If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.
Common options for rejuvenating swards include:
Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...