Wednesday 14th September
8.00am - 5.30pm
The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
Often imitated, never bettered, when it comes to dairy there’s no doubt about it: grass is the original sustainable feedstuff. Grass breeding specialist Barenbrug UK are sponsoring the first ever Grass Clinic at UK Dairy Day, encouraging farmers to be more ambitious about maximising from their grass by visiting the drop in clinic.
“Cost-effective, sustainable, with benefits for soil health and biodiversity, good quality grass – whether grazed or conserved – is the cheapest feed for the dairy cow,” says Barenbrug’s Agriculture Manager, David Linton.
“When managed for maximum productivity, grass delivers astonishing levels of dry matter and energy. At grass, cows can convert around 85% of that energy into milk. Grass really is the basis for profitable, sustainable, productive dairying.”
The Grass Clinic at the event on September 14th, is available for anyone with a query about their grass to drop in and speak to Barenbrug’s grassland experts for insight and advice.
“The secret to good grassland is to ‘think crop’,” says David. “But grassland agronomy doesn’t have to be complicated. In just a few steps, underperforming grassland can quickly become good grassland.”
There’s no need to book for the Clinic, just drop in, Barenbrug’s team will be available all-day at the stand near the main entrance. David says attendees will get most value from it if they first index their fields using Barenbrug’s ‘Grassland Index’ guide. “That will help our experts to suggest the best course of action and offer the most appropriate advice along with tips on species and variety selection. Farmers really can Grow their future with grass to help sustain farm resilience by maximising quality homegrown forage.”
Alongside Barenbrug will be Yara UK, Lancrop Labratories- Trusted suppliers of independent analysis for more than 40 years and Corteva - helping farmers grow the best quality home-grown feed for their animals.
Analysis has a key role in economically and environmentally sustainable crop management timely and accurate analysis allows efficient nutrient management planning and underpin effective land management activities.
Lancrop Laboratories offer analysis services to the agricultural, horticultural, environmental and amenity sectors. We analyse a wide range of sample types including soil, plant tissue, petiole, grains, forage and feeds, composts, waters, manures, slurries, digestates, fertiliser, lime and environmental wastes. Crop specific interpretation and fertiliser application recommendations are included in sample reports. Technical advice is also available from a team of FACTS qualified advisors.
Corteva Agriscience is a leading global R&D focused agribusiness. We have a strategic focus on helping the livestock farmer with expert agronomic advice & inputs for grass and maize crops that will optimse the quality and quantity of home grown animal feed.