Grassland news around the UK

5 June 2019

Managing grass could help farmers exploit changing meat market

24 May 2019

Managing grazing will become ever more important

Centenary of Welsh plant breeding boosts grass yields for farmers

23 May 2019

100 years of plant breeding has helped Welsh farmers

Prioritise grazed grass to reduce costs, sheep expert says

16 May 2019

An expert has given sheep farmers tips to reduce costs

Dairy farmers urged to utilise more grazed grass to cut costs

25 April 2019

There is a 'very strong link' between grass utilisation and profit

Fifty farmers sign up to major grassland research project

4 March 2019

Fifty farmers have signed up to a major grassland research project which is set to look at new technologies and techniques in grass manageme...

Lack of profitability could mean suckler beef 'disappears', union warns

13 February 2019

Northern Irish farmers have called for a drive to promote the quality of beef from suckler herds as many struggle to break even. Greater ...

Week-long initiative to champion British beef returns in April

23 January 2019

An week-long initiative which aims to champion quality, British-produced beef as part of a balanced diet will return in April. Returning ...

'Pasture for Pollinators': Welsh dairy farmers help reverse bee decline

14 December 2018

Welsh dairy farmers concerned by the plight of pollinators have sprung into action to help reverse their decline. Six dairy farmers, who ...

Changes to phosphate offtake values ‘could be justified’

22 October 2018

A lowering of the AHDB’s Nutrient Management Guide’s (RB209) phosphate offtake values for cereals “could be justified”, according to result...

Anglesey dairy farmer wins Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018

17 October 2018

A dairy farmer from Anglesey has won the British Grassland Society Farmer of the Year competition for 2018. Richard Rogers of Tre Ifan Fa...

Farms needed for new project with aim to improve grassland management

5 September 2018

Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Britain improve management of their grassland. Improving...

Festuloliums remain 'green and healthy' while grassland suffers in heatwave

25 July 2018

Grassland is suffering badly in the summer drought, leaving many livestock producers without forage – but festuloliums are proving their wor...

Welsh hay and silage crop affected by ongoing heatwave

5 July 2018

The lack of rain and sustained heat in Wales has led to slow grass growth, affecting hay and silage yields. Welsh farmers have had to dea...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

18 May 2018

Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for r...

'Unique' chance to farm 2,000 acres in Wales for small rental fee

16 April 2018

Over 2,000 acres of farmland has become available in Wales for a small fee in what has been described as a "very rare" and "unique" opportun...

Common British weeds could hold the key to ‘healthier’ lamb

28 March 2018

A secret to lamb with healthier fat levels could be growing unwanted weeds in your unkempt lawn, scientists have found. Nutrition researc...

Firefighters work with farmers to tackle grass fires in new initiative

22 March 2018

Firefighters and farmers are working together to help tackle grass fires by burning away excess grass on land. South Wales Fire and Rescu...

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering 'public goods', survey finds

9 March 2018

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering "public goods" such as managing the environment, according to a survey of over 500 farmers. Sign...

Farmers reminded of slurry guidance following wintry weather

2 March 2018

Farmers are being encouraged to follow best practice guidance on spreading manure and dirty water during the ongoing wet and wintry weather....

Grass-fed dairy cows produce milk with higher levels of omega-3

1 March 2018

Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and and ...

Farmers help conserve one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landscapes

20 February 2018

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landscapes is in the limelight thanks to a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund an...

New ways of thinking and innovation will help farmers in 'new world that lies ahead'

9 February 2018

Farmers will need to innovate to drive their businesses forward in the new world that lies ahead – which will mean considering new business ...

New simplified Countryside Stewardship open for 2018 applications

15 January 2018

A more simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for 2018 application packs, after farmers complained the scheme is 'too complica...

Counting the cost, value and benefits of natural capital in agriculture

12 January 2018

The growing importance of 'natural capital' has made some in the farming industry question how land could be valued in a way which prioritis...

Farmers will help turn land into habitats and restore soil under new plans

11 January 2018

The government's 25-Year Environment Plan has been launched, which includes support for farmers to create 500,000 hectares of new habitat fo...

Ancient Kent landscape will not be built upon, Supreme Court decides

9 January 2018

A rural organisation has secured the protection of ancient Kentish landscape which could have been the location for a large housing and leis...

Support and funding for farmers can help reverse 'dramatic decline' in birds

3 January 2018

UK farmers have the potential to help reverse the dramatic declines of farmland birds over the past 40 years if given the funding and suppor...

Optimising farming systems stand out theme for 1st year of Scottish Monitor Farms

28 December 2017

Optimising farming systems has emerged as the stand out theme of the first year of the Monitor Farm Scotland programme. Every one of the ...

Farmers rate sterile brome as grass weed enemy number two

20 December 2017

Sterile brome has been rated as the second most problematic grass weed in the UK, after black-grass. The finding was part of a AHDB Cerea...

Multi-species grassland: Is it time to consider your roots?

18 December 2017

Intensive grassland systems require active management to maintain productive, monocultural leys, including large inputs of fertiliser and pe...