08 April 1998
Conference speakers press for better use of grass

TWO leading agricultural advisers claimed better management of spring grazing – with earlier turn-out and tighter stocking – could improve grass quality throughout the year for grazing and conservation.

With margins currently tight, the best chance beef and dairy farmers have of surviving in todays economic slump was to produce more of the farms cheapest resource – grass.

Johnny Bax, of SAC Crichton Royal and Dr Basil Lowman, of SAC Animal Biology Division, Edinburgh, were speaking at a conference of farmers, consultants and advisers at York. It was sponsored by the Milk Development Council, the Meat and Livestock Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • The Scotsman 08/04/98 page 30