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Cleaning out swards and closing up on time


As we enter the final grazing rotation of the season, Ciarán Lynch is joined on this week’s OviCast by Dr. Philip Creighton who offers some grazing advice to keep us on track from now to set up our spring grazing.

Philip starts by discussing the importance of achieving good graze outs and how that influences sward production next spring.  Philip also offers tips on dealing with heavy covers that are on many farms this October and he discusses the closing targets and why they are important.

Finally, Philip highlights why it’s important to avoid the temptation of re-grazing closed paddocks and why we need to prioritise these for spring grazing. 

Read more at: Teagasc sheep autumn closing planner 

For more episodes from the OviCast podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/ovicastpodcast