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Advice for getting your grazing back on track in March

Teagasc Grass10 advisor John Douglas joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast with advice on getting your grazing back on track during the month of March.

John assesses the current situation on dairy farms across the country, explaining that some farmers have achieved a significant level of grazing during February (drier farms that received lower levels of rainfall) while some farmers achieved little to no grazing (heavier farms and in higher rainfall areas).

He recommends that farmers take advantage of the dry, mild weather to get cows out and graze medium grass covers to increase the % of the milking platform grazed.

John also explains that where cows are at grass full-time, low levels of supplementation are required: 2-3 kg concentrate and no silage.

For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thedairyedge