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See the news from the UK’s grassland events, including Grassland & Muck and Grassland UK. See the latest from the events on muck, slurry, silage and forage production and grassland machinery demos from mowers, balers, tedders and livestock handling equipment.

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GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

3 vital steps to growing better grass silage

The success of a crop of grass silage should be judged on its feed value, not yield. This throws attention on the whole process, not just the choice of seed,…

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Beef farm ups grass production with rotational grazing switch

Rotational grazing is allowing a Somerset beef farm to grow more grass and to be flexible in its approach to managing grass shortages and surpluses. Eighteen months ago, Matt House…

Zero grazing cuts concentrate costs by £24k on Scottish dairy

Zero grazing has helped save one dairy farm in south-west Scotland over £24,000 a year on concentrate feeds. The 500 Holsteins at Coopon Carse Farm, Newton Stewart, have been indoors…

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Kotte’s 650hp Taurus slurry tanker is UK-bound

Kotte might be an alien name to most British farmers, but the German company has grand plans to unleash its high-capacity tankers onto UK soil. The slurry specialist recently penned…

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Pictures: Scotgrass 2019 showcases latest grassland kit

The triennial Scotgrass show took place in Dumfries last week, showcasing the very latest machines designed to make dealing with grass an easier job. From monster foragers to small paddock toppers,…

Video: The best bits from Scotgrass 2019

Scotgrass 2019 took place at the Crichton Royal Trust in Dumfries last Wednesday (15 May) under some scorching mid-May sunshine. The triennial event was well attended despite there being plenty…

GRASSLAND

SRUC plays host to this year’s Scotgrass

The annual grassland event heads to its northerly venue this year, taking place in Dumfries on Wednesday 15 May. As with all outdoor grassland events, there will be a plethora…

Krone forager, Claas shovel and a vintage Deere

High-horsepower foragers were making pretty light work of the showground’s grass crop. New Holland, John Deere and Fendt all had their choppers at work, as did Krone with its new…

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Video: The best bits from Scotgrass 2019

Scotgrass 2019 took place at the Crichton Royal Trust in Dumfries last Wednesday (15 May) under some scorching mid-May sunshine. The triennial event was well attended despite there being plenty…

MACHINERY

Video: All the action from Grassland UK's silage fields

All the big brands were represented and their fleets of foragers, tedders, rakes, balers and wrappers made short work of the grass crop across the 40ha site. See also: Grassland UK:…

Video: Best kit from Grassland & Muck 2017

This year’s Grassland and Muck event was the place to see all the latest and greatest kit in the world of forage production in one place. A thick grass crop…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

Video: How near-infra red technology measures grass quality

Near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) technology is helping grassland farmers produce better quality silage by pinpointing when grass is at the optimum nutritional value for harvesting. At Grassland & Muck 2017, Limagrain demonstrated…

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