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le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France
19mm over night, was nice blue sky but is filling in with clouds from the north west.
Captured most of what fell by Erthing a lot of the 'home farm'. Was seriously hard slabbing and stopping the tractor in her tracks!
 
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MrNoo

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Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Wild weather today, glorious sunshine, shirt sleeves weather then torrential thunderstorms in a matter of minutes, snow, hail and rain. Got caught on the edge of one of the big storms and picked up another 6mm, heaven knows what it was like under it. Takes me to 40mm since the rain first started.
 

Andy84

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I'd like to see what the weather you all are experiencing throughout the year. Tempeture and conditions. Just post what it was like and if there any changes.

Yesterday morning it was 53F and drizzle. About noon cleared off and windy at 15mph gusting to 30. Temp dropped throughout the day. This morning it was 12F with 10mph wind, felt like 0F. Snow flurries thoroughly the day.
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Looked out this morning at around 5, ground totally covered in snow. This is getn beyond a joke now, surely things must warm up soon, lmbs are not doin at all, like 5th of March.
 

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France
A tad damp this morning grey skies and rain. Overnight another 11mm. 3days ago the forecast said 25 mm or so of rain in the coming week, had 27mm already in 3 days and more to come. It's not just your met office that are crap at weather forecasting.
 

jd2013

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Arable Farmer
Location
Elgin
Looked out this morning at around 5, ground totally covered in snow. This is getn beyond a joke now, surely things must warm up soon, lmbs are not doin at all, like 5th of March.
only 19 days this year have been higher then 10 deg. five of them made 15!! a normal winter is warmer.
 

Robt

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Location
Suffolk
Nearly perfect growing conditions here in east Suffolk. Another 5mm today and sunshine . Getting warmer each day. The crops are rocketing now. Would that out disease pressure on them?
 

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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