Livestock Event: Forage Field making more from forage

All farmers will be able to learn how to make more from forage and subsequently cut costs by visiting Livestock Event, at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July. 

The popular Forage Field demonstration area will be returning and offering visitors professional technical advice and information on a comprehensive range of aspects which impact on forage production – not only grass but also other crops including clovers and Lucerne.

Forage Field will include some of the latest research and development findings on soil management for improved crop growth and utilisation, maintaining a quality sward, grazing well and ensiling to minimise losses. There will also be an opportunity to check out the latest grass varieties and mixtures.

The feature will be located within the Feeds and Forage Zone and is being jointly organised by the British Grassland Society and the event organisers, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers. Additional technical support will be provided by DairyCo, Dow Agrosciences, Germinal, Biotal and Volac.

Event director, Matt Knight comments: “Aware that forage is the cheapest form of feed, grassland management is going to be in the forefront of farmers’ minds at this year’s event. Forage Field will provide all visitors with an opportunity to take home sound practical advice that can be implemented immediately on farm. They will also be able to explore the latest findings including ideas for new cropping which will enable them to rethink their management systems and how they can make more from homegrown forage.” 

Acutely aware of the UK dairy industry’s extraordinary difficult times, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, is providing every UK dairy farm with one complimentary ticket. All farmers will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for partners and herdsmen at a favourably reduced rate. 

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