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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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GRASSLAND AND MAIZE

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: 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:…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE

Grassland UK: Latest balers, mowers and mergers put to work

The process of mowing, raking and tedding was in focus at this year's Grassland event, with all the big names showing their take on the silage system. Italian firm Abimac…

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Grassland and Muck 2017 highlights – best of the rest

Plenty of other kit was launched alongside the forage kit and muckspreaders at last week’s Grassland & Muck event. The highlights included a monster 6m Biddy aerator that claims to…

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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:…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE

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…

Video: Grassland UK show highlights

Last week’s Grassland UK event took place on 7 May at Bridge Farm and Bagborough Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and was the place to see the latest grassland and muck-handling…

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