Next Wednesday (1st May) we are hosting a grass reseeding day jointly organised by the British Grassland Society, DairyCo and EBLEX, at Walk Farm.

Two weeks ago I was having nightmares about having no grass to show anyone and the field we plan to use as a car park being too wet to carry anything. Well, things might not be perfect here now but, with a week to go, it does feel like we are moving in the right direction. We have even managed to get some spring reseeds done and I hope visitors will be able to see some new shoots next week.

What we are currently planting is grass for silage conservation, as I still believe we and a number of other farmers will be short of forage next winter as a result of the bad weather in 2012 and for the first quarter of 2013.

The seed mix we are planting is made up as follows:

AberEve Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass4.00kg
AberDart Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass2.00kg
AberGlyn Tetraploid Intermediate Perrenial Ryegrass3.00kg
AberClaret Red Clover2.00kg
Milvus Red Clover1.00kg
12.00kg / acre

I hope this will provide us with at least two cuts of high protein grass silage this summer and we can get our now empty clamps full again for next winter.

I hope the sun is shining next Wednesday and we will be walking in a sea of green.

You will find a link to this event here.

 

Look forward to seeing you,

Neil

 

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