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Wales Master Grass

 

Have you got a good understanding of grassland management and keen to develop this further?

Are you eager to learn and to adopt the most up to date grassland management techniques to make the most of the land you manage and increase profit from grass?

 

DAIRY:-

8,9 & 10 April 2019 - Gelli Aur, Carmarthen, SA32 8LR

**overnight accomodation available**

 

BEEF AND SHEEP:-

15-16 May 2019 - Coleg Glynllifon, Caernarfon, LL54 5DU

Or

2-3 July 2019 - Pencoed College, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5LG

**overnight accomodation available**


The workshops will focus on:

  • Selecting and establishing appropriate grass species and varieties for intensive rotational grazing
  • Develop an In-depth understanding of soil management for maximising grass growth
  • Understanding and implementing key practical and infrastructure elements into your grazing system
  • Be able to input and interpret grass growth measurements into grass management software for informed decision making to maximise productivity and grass utilisation
  • Be able to prepare a detailed grazing management plan for your farm to:-
    • Improve milk yield from forage and grazed grass
    • Increase kg live weight gain from grazed grass
    • Reduce overall input costs within a simplified grass based system

Master Grass - Dairy - Gelli Aur, 8-10 April 2019

Click here to see the workshop timetable.

The Application windows for the Master Grass Dairy is now open. Click here to apply. Closing date for applications is 12pm 27/03/19.

For more information contact Abby James - 07399 970988 / abigail.james@menterabusnes.co.uk


Master Grass - Beef and Sheep - Glynllifon, 15-16 May 2019

Click here to see the workshop timetable.

The Application window for the Master Grass Beef and Sheep will open Wednesday.

For more information contact Gwion Parry - 07960 261226 / gwion.parry@menterabusnes.co.uk


Wales Master Grass, April 2018

 

 

Wales Master Grass, May 2018

Recent MasterGrass attendee Dafydd Jones from Llys Dinmael, Maerdy has set about changes to his home farms ewe flock grazing strategy by installing and implementing a rotational grazing system which includes splitting fields and piping water to parts of his farm which was previously set stocked. Indeed Dafydd was so inspired by the three day workshop at Glynllifon that the evening after the final day he went about calculating possible paddock sizes and feed allocation on his computer.


Report: Raising soil pH levels by one index point to 6.5 can increase grassland production by 30%.

Case Study: MasterGrass inspires one young hill farmer to change his grazing policy