Keeping an Eye / Keeping up with the Neighbours

Pointed bit of fun for discussion today. Don't want to delve too deep into 'don't worry about what anyone else is it' Etc. Etc. But;

Who else watches what the neighbours be at and evaluates themselves against them accordingly?

For example, there are various bits of ground that have the potential to be sold or leased in the coming years and I have a shortlist in my head who all would be in for them / able to compete with me / put me out of them, or,

I reckon my cattle are the best on the road, constantly keeping an eye on the standard of stock in the neighbours field, or,

There is sheep wiring done very badly, or why is he sowing fertiliser sure there is no growth, or jeez they hardly let cattle out that day.

I think its only natural to pitt yourself against others & not necessarily a bad thing either.

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...