Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier - Free Advice Clinic

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier - Free Advice Clinic
Posted by Brid @ ADAS
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Until: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 01:30 PM
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The Rural Payments Agency and Natural England are offering free support and advice about Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship (CS) through online events.

ADAS will be running two of these free events on the 20th May and 15th June. These will be tailored to farmers in:
• Northumberland,
• Tyne & Wear,
• Co Durham,
• Tees Valley,
• Cumbria,
• Cheshire,
• Lancashire,
• Greater Manchester and Merseyside
• North, South, East & West Yorkshire,
• North and North East Lincolnshire

To see the full events list for all areas of the country, visit

If you are thinking of applying for Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier this year, these events will provide you with guidance and information including how the scheme works, who is eligible, and what the environmental priorities are in your local area.
We are also offering the opportunity for free one to one advice sessions by video or phone to discuss your Mid-Tier CS application and how to build an application for your farm.
For more information and to book your place at an ADAS event, please call Sue Baker on 07774 764461 or Sally Feint on 07775 821989 or email [email protected]

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

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:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...