Winter Cover? 

Posted: 10th October 2019

If you’re harvesting maize at the moment and looking for winter cover, as long as conditions allow you could consider sowing cereal rye & vetch, which is still available, or perhaps a short term ryegrass ley such as Westerwold or Italian ryegrass, which provides early grazing and/or ...

Farmers Weekly Awards

Posted: 3rd October 2019

Congratulations to our customer, Charley Walker, who was named Grassland Farmer of the Year at the Farmers Weekly Awards. He set up a rotational grazing system on his upland beef and sheep farm, which has seen stocking rates increase by 23% and slashed costs of production. Another ...

Healthy Browsing for Goats

Posted: 26th September 2019

By Sam Lane, Technical Manager at Cotswold Seeds Like most livestock, goats require a diet that is rich in protein and minerals, but the most important consideration when deciding how to feed goats in the field, is the choice of species in the ley mixture that meets the needs of the animals. Goats ...

What is Clubroot?

Posted: 24th September 2019

Clubroot can affect the roots of brassica crops and the soil surrounding them, severely reducing the growth and yield the crop, which in severe cases my die off.  Symptoms The first signs are stunted growth above ground, purplish foliage and excessive wilting in hot weather, while below ...
Understanding the energy values of food-stuffs can help farmers ensure they are getting the most out of their forage. A sound knowledge of Dry Matter (DM), Metabolic Energy (ME) and Digestibility (D-value) is invaluable when planning for optimal production from livestock while keeping costs ...

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