High pressure till end of april

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Just been on the BBC predicting high pressure till the end of April with very little rain. Going to be a difficult start for crops.
Hurrah ... got all our maize to drill and first cut to take.
Nice bit of rain/snow recently to keep it damp until now so bring it on
 

serf

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Location
warwickshire
Its worse than most of the crappy recent springs we've had, this cold and the wind is relentless and night temps , who would have thought it be so dry do quick after the monsoon 😒
 

farmerfred86

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BASIS
Location
Suffolk
Field walking today in Suffolk I was amazed how hard the ground is. Ditches bone dry in many places. Zero tilled early looks fine, ZT later (after the rain) slots are opening up.
 

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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