Higher grassland productivity across the livestock industry

Farmers Weekly is committed to improving awareness of treating grass as a crop and guiding farmers on how to increase their profitability. On 15th August 2018, Livestock Editor Rhian Price reported that the dry conditions farmers experienced in the summer had brought into focus the value of grass grown on farm for both grazing and silage. It is vital that farmers remain focused on the productivity they achieve from each hectare. So when farmers are faced with the cost of replacing high-quality forage, their need to adapt and improve how they manage their grass is essential.

The Grass Management event addresses farmer challenges of keeping healthy soils, dealing with compaction, controlling weeds and reseeding. Farmers will also take home ideas on how to make more of their grass such as implementing the most effective grazing system for their farm. With mounting pressure on farmers to be more profitable, the Grass Management event will give you the practical advice to put into practice what they learn.

Why you should attend

  • Promote higher grassland productivity across the livestock industry
  • Improving knowledge of best practice for the most commonly occurring weed and pest problems in UK grassland
  • Provide farmers with information on management practices that will help the farms long term productivity and profitability – what to use when
  • Support larger financial profits for farmers through the implementation of the above objectives
  • Get an indication of whether further events on the topic would be of interest to the industry