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The aim of this guide is to aid decision making for livestock producers who are looking to outwinter stock and what systems may best suit their farm.
Livestock and the arable rotation
Learn about the benefits of livestock in the arable rotation. See our information on forage crops, cover crops, outdoor pigs, farmyard manure and more.
Encyclopaedia of arable weeds
This guidance provides an easy reference to the major broad-leaved and grass weeds in the UK, including how to identify and manage them based on an understanding of their biology.
Suckler Breeding Plan
Review and develop your herds breeding plan.
Nitrogen Application
Accounting for fertiliser and feed prices, it calculates the cost benefit of applying nitrogen to grassland. Use this tool to work out the cost versus the benefit of applying nitrogen fertiliser to…
Forage First Guide
This guide collates the available knowledge and numbers on forage utilisation and feeding.
Willow Harvesting
Willow is harvested every three to four years depending on the plant growth. Harvesting is done during the dormant season in winter (mid-October to early March) after leaf fall and before bud break.
Cows in a field
Bale Grazing is a simple method of out wintering dry cows often used in North America.
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Improving soils by building soil organic matter is a win, win situation for everyone.
AHDB Net Zero Graphic
Net zero is not just about emissions, it's also about balancing the amount of greenhouse gas released with the amount removed across your entire farm business.