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Simpler, folding grass roller launched - Friday, March 11, 2011

In response to farmer demand for a folding grass roller, OPICO has introduced a simpler and lower cost alternative to those it already supplies.

Baler offers one hour a day saving - Monday, February 28, 2011

A revolutionary Fast Release System (FRS), which can lead to savings of up to an hour a day during harvest, features on John Deere's all-new 900 Series variable chamber round balers.

FRS speeds up the bale ejection process by enabling the operator to unload the completed bale in less than five seconds, which is up to 10 seconds faster than a conventional machine, says John Deere. It employs a 'curtain' design to replace the traditional heavy rear door.

Help evaluating forage crop options - Friday, February 25, 2011

If you're trying to decide which forage crops to grow, a new guide, published by seed breeder Limagrain UK, is now available on paper or CD.

The 28-page comprehensive LG Forage Crop Guide contains information on main crops and catch crops including when to sow and harvest, typical yields, and nutritional content of each crop. Also included is UK performance data on the different varieties available in the market, from trials carried out by the company and the Scottish Crop Research Institute, says Limagrain UK.

Grass mixes offer more sugar - Monday, February 21, 2011

Four mixtures made up exclusively of Aberystwyth-bred high sugar ryegrasses and white clover blends are included in the 2011 herbage seed mixtures range from British Seed Houses.

 The Aber HSG premium range comprises specialist cattle grazing and long term grazing options, plus a medium term cutting mixture and a fourth variation specifically for dairy farmers taking a first cut followed by aftermath grazing. British Seed Houses is also offering Puna II perennial chicory as an option in grazing mixtures and red clover in cutting mixtures.

New red clover mixtures available - Monday, February 14, 2011

Red clover and grass mixes suited to either one or three year leys are now available in the Sinclair McGill range.

Admiral's Choice is designed to produce protein-rich silage for at least three years. It contains the red clover blend Red Admiral to ensure consistent yields through the growing season and a late tetraploid perennial ryegrass to boost sugar content, says Sinclair McGill. 

New mixtures offer innovation - Monday, February 14, 2011

Mixtures specifically designed for a range of specialist circumstances feature in the new BAR Forage catalogue, in addition to a comprehensive offering of strong performing mixtures, says Barenbrug UK. 

North Devon GS - 2010 Silage Winner Announced - Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Congratulations to this years' winners, Gary and Sam Smythe of West Middleton Farm, Parracombe.

The silage was uniform across a wide face with no spoilage and smelt good with an excellent analysis all grown at 800 ft.

The silages were all very good proving close competition.  Thanks to the organisers John Davey and Andy Hockridge.

Tips for Using Fertiliser Efficiently - Monday, February 7, 2011

With fertiliser prices exceeding £300/t for ammonium nitrate, The British Grassland Society has produced a factsheet with 10 tips for Using Fertiliser Efficiently.

 "The factsheet pools the technical knowledge of our Council and R&D Committee members, giving some timely advice as we wait for the right conditions for spring applications," says Jessica Buss.

Frosty grass still has good value - Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter grass emerging from a blanket of snow and frost does so with a surprisingly high ME content, which could allow sheep farmers to delay compound feeding and conserve valuable forage stocks, according to Rumenco.

The company has just released new forage analysis data, based on samples of grass collected around the country in January (see table). Grass was collected from eight sites, all of which had suffered from prolonged snow cover during December and early January.

Complete grassland survey and win… - Friday, January 28, 2011

Take part in a major grassland management survey and win a slurry/muck analysis plus free tickets to Grassland & Muck 2011 on the 18th and 19th May 2011, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

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