Category Archives: Grassland machinery
Taking control of silage-making has boosted production

A move to DIY silage-making using a forage wagon has helped one organic Somerset dairy get milk from forage up over the 5000-litre mark. Getting cows to produce decent quantities of milk throughout the lactation in an organic system can be something of a challenge given the limited range of available sources of concentrate protein […]

New high energy grass seed mixture for intensive grazing

Limagrain UK has launched a new range of LGAN-branded grass seed mixtures which have been scientifically formulated to increase meat/milk production from grass. Amongst the new ley mixtures is Intensive Grazing which consists of 100% tetraploid perennial ryegrasses plus a white clover blend: it promises to deliver good palatability, a high yield of energy, and […]

Improving grassland productivity: from the soil below to the sward on top!

To maximise the performance from grassland it was important to take a ‘bottom up’ approach: to ensure soil structure was in good condition, to tailor fertiliser applications to cost-effectively correct nutrient shortfalls, to reseed regularly to maintain good yields and quality, and to keep swards clean with targeted weed control programmes. These were just some […]

New 4.5m hydraulic-folding 5-leg grassland subsoiler for larger tractors
OPICO has expanded its existing Sward Lifter range with the introduction of a new 4.5m hydraulic-folding 5-leg model, available with either shear-bolt or hydraulic reset leg protection. Designed to break up hard pans and surface compaction whilst lifting and opening the subsoil, the new Sward Lifter is ideal for large-scale farmers and contractors. It is [...]