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Grazing focus - early season management

With the grazing season well underway, on the latest OviCast episode Ciarán Lynch catches up with Dr Philip Creighton who highlights the need to focus on grassland management for the coming weeks to maximise lamb performance.

They discuss the current grazing  conditions on farms around the country and the impact opening covers has had on grass growth during March.

Philip moves on to discuss forming grazing groups and what impact that has on grass and animal performance.  He then outlines the current grazing targets and the importance of achieving residuals to setup the sward for subsequent grazing rotations.

They move on to discuss fertiliser application for the second round to meet rising demand and finish up discussing target farm covers for the coming weeks.

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