Seen harvesting 500acres of forage maize is farmer contractor Stephen Little, on his dairy farm, Kirkbride, near Carlisle on Tuesday 19th September.

The crop had a fresh weight yield of nearly 51 tonnes/ha (20tonnes/ac) with exceptional grain fill and maturity. The crop is destined to be fed as part of a TMR to the 230-strong Solway pedigree Holstein Herd.

The trials, organised by Grainseed and Agrovista, are looking at new developments in growing under plastic and varietal choice in relation to these.