Dairy Pro CPD Review: Survey

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CPD Review

AHDB has recently commissioned UK Rural Skills to review the Dairy Pro and Pig Pro schemes. This review aims to understand the user perception of the schemes and identify what could be improved, or added, to improve user experience.

Understanding how we an make the scheme more beneficial to the user is key, but we are just as keen to understand why people don’t use the schemes, so please do pass on to any non members you know too.

The survey is available on line here and all results will be anonymised in final reports. If you would like to contribute to the survey in more detail, we are in the process of planning some Focus Groups. Please get in touch if you would be interested in taking part in one of these.

If you have any questions about this review, contact [email protected].
 
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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...
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