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 ...
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 ...

Rye (and Vetch) Time!

Posted: 30th August 2019

Our annual supply of rye is due to arrive in the next few days and over a third of it has already been sold in forward orders.  We take delivery of rye just once a year and there’s always a high demand as it’s a firm favourite with customers for use as an overwinter green manure ...
We are delighted to see customers of Cotswold Seeds included in over half of the categories of finalists for this year’s British Farming Awards.  Tim Parton, from Brewood Park Farm in Staffordshire, is interested in cover crops and healthy soils, and was a FCCT soil farmer of the year ...

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