Looking at new grass varieties? Pondering the purchase of a new mower? Worried about complying with nitrate vulnerable zones (NVZs)? Thinking about slurry injection kit? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, one event you shouldn’t miss this year is Grassland & Muck 2011.
It’s the UK’s leading grass and forage event and takes place on 18 and 19 May at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
The event is truly massive, covering 77ha (190 acres) in total, of which 65ha (160 acres) is ready-to-cut grass. It is expected to attract more than 12,000 livestock farmers and contractors.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
• The latest grass machinery from all the main manufacturers in action. Whether it’s mowers, tedders, rakes, foragers, balers, wrappers, grabs or telehandlers, it’ll all be there, hard at work. For more on the latest kit to be featured at the show, click here
• Equally important, Grassland & Muck 2011 will be your best opportunity to see the latest muckspreaders, slurry tankers and slurry injection systems in action. Wondering whether a trailing shoe system is best for your land or whether a disc injector would be better? You can see both in action at the event
• Experts will be on hand to explain how you can meet the new slurry storage regs that come into force on 1 January 2012, how the new NVZ legislation will affect your business, how to calculate the value of your farmyard manure and slurry and whether you can get a derogation
• More than 200 exhibitors will be there to show off the latest products and services
• See the latest grass variety and agronomy trial plots and get key information on grass management
• A full seminar programme, sponsored by Keenan, will cover subjects from re-seeding to silage quality and muck application methods, to rumen health
• Advice and information will be available on crop protection and nutrition, livestock management and feeding, seed supply and plant breeding.
Grassland & Muck 2011
• When: Wednesday 18 May and Thursday 19 May 2011
• Where: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. The nearest train stations are Coventry and Warwick Parkway, both a short taxi ride away
• Opening times: Wednesday: 8.30am to 5pm. Thursday: 8.30am to 4pm
• Cost: On-the-gate prices are £16, but you can book tickets in advance at £13 for adults and £12 for students. Look out for special offers in Farmers Weekly in the coming months. Parking is free
• For more details: Call 024 7669 6969 or click here
Grassland & Muck 2011 is organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, in partnership with Yara UK and in association with Farmers Weekly.