Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??


Had to fetch cows back in last night
Looked miserable on hill side wet through with cold winds.
Only 14 bales silage left is the problem

After a dry 6 weeks which allowed all spring work to be done at a pretty casual pace, we've had 2 inches of rain in the past week or so, an inch of which has been in the past 24 hours.
An increase in temp would have 2021 in the running for being much better than average for us.


East yorks

Nice drop made everything sticky this morning and greened stuff up, fairly cold and some more frosts forecast so some warm will soon bring stuff on now

That will do us for a while now
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We managed to get quite a bit of rain here, past few days, managed to seaweed fertilise the pasture, so hopefully it will have all soaked in by now. The only issue are the gale force winds 🙄 how is it looking for you all at the moment?
When you say seaweed, is that actually seaweed pulled from the sea or seaweed based fertiliser?



Status: YELLOW

Forecast - 24 hours (weather and hazard summary)

Sunny spells and scattered showers today, these chiefly confined to Suffolk southwards to start, but becoming increasingly widespread through the afternoon.The odd one perhaps locally sharp and thundery too, with a risk of isolated lightning strikes. Showers easing and clearing eastwards through the evening to leave the rest of the night dry, clear and cold.
Forecast - 2 to 5 Days (weather and hazard summary)
Becoming rather cloudy tomorrow morning, with more extensive cloud further south, and a scattering of showers across the region too. Increasing amounts of sunshine developing later in the day, giving way to another clear and chilly night. Further scattered showers returning on Friday between sunny spells, the sharpest most likely across north-eastern parts of Norfolk, where they could also linger for a little longer too. Clouding over into Saturday, bringing an area of heavy and persistent rain, alongside brisk winds. Generally drier and sunnier on Sunday, turning warmer than of late too. The chance of some thundery showers pushing up from the south by Sunday evening though.

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...