Profit from grass
This week our beef and sheep Profit from Grass farmer explains how he is balancing his stock’s feed requirements against his planned silage making this year and Eblex gives some advice on coping with compacted soils.
?Following more than a year of difficult conditions for soils, producers need to think carefully before using aerators or sward lifters, says Eblex’s Liz Genever.
Rearing spring-calved heifers to calve at about two years of age from grazed grass can be a challenge.
Meet the farmers
LIZZIE Jennings is shepherd on a relatively new sheep venture called Six Valley Lamb covering a swathe of ground from traditional Wold-land pasture to lowland arable and grassland in East Yorkshire.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE dairy farmer Jono Rogers hopes this year’s grazing season is less fraught than 2011.
STEPHEN Thorne will be a familiar face to those who followed the Profit from Grass series last year.
JIM Baird farms 160 hectares (400 acres) near Lanark in partnership with father Jim and younger brother Andrew.