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Climate Actions for March/April


Get advice from the Signpost Team summarised in Climate Actions for Grassland Farmers for March/April. There is a focus on winter feed budgeting and how to calculate your silage requirement. Get food and fodder security information for drystock and dairy farmers.

Climate Actions for Grassland Farmers for March/April

  • Get livestock out to grass when conditions allow
  • Ensure adequate fertilizer is applied for grazing
  • Complete a winter feed budget for next winter
  • Spread fertilizer and close silage ground based on silage budget
  • Prioritise organic manures on grassland for silage
  • Select paddocks for clover incorporation

Winter feed budgeting

The following Grass silage stock checker is an online calculator which will help you to calculate the Grass Silage Required for Next Winter,  the Grass Silage Available for Next Winter - including what you have in the yard now and what needs to be made this silage season. This will give your overall silage position.

Food and Fodder Security for Drystock Farmers

Information for drystock farmers is available here Food and Fodder Security

Food and Fodder Security for Dairy Farmers

Information for dairy farmers is available here Food and Fodder Security

Get the latest current and up to date advice from the Signpost Team at this link: Farm Advice

Learn more here about the Signpost Programme