Quiz Questions.


It’s my turn to produce the questions for the rugby club’s fortnightly quiz. I promised them a farming round. Any suggestions, bearing in mind there aren’t many other farmer types involved?

Mur Huwcun

Livestock Farmer
North West Wales
Sq m in a hectare? What is N, P and K? On average how many litres of milk would a dairy cow produce annually? How many sheep is there is the UK? What colour would a New Holland combine usually be? Texel, Beltex and Suffolk are breeds of which Animal?

Can you offer multiple choice with the tricky ones?

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...