'Why Grass Matters' on BBC Farming Today

'Why Grass Matters' on BBC Farming Today

Monday, April 28, 2014

BBC Radio 4's 'Farming Today' programme has begun a week looking at 'Why Grass Matters', examining grass as a fundamental ingredient in milk and meat production. The programme asks if farmers are making the most of grass as a national resource, both for food and the environment?

The series kicked off this morning with BGS' very own Dr George Fisher. He said it is difficult to overestimate the importance of grass, making up roughly 60% of the diet for dairy cows, 80% for beef and 90% for sheep. He added that scientific developments in grass breeding has led to more efficient production and use of nitrogen fertiliser.

If you missed to tune in this morning you can listen again on the BBC's iPlayer for the next 7 days by clicking here. The interview is at the start of the programme and lasts for three and a half minutes.

 Tune in from 5.45am every day this week for more opinions on 'Why Grass Matters'.

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