Will I graze of just cut early.

Discussion in 'Grassland Management' started by HEX Heifer, Feb 6, 2019.

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will i graze of spread more fert and cut silage early.

  1. graze it

    14 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. spread fert, better quality silage

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. wait and see.

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. HEX Heifer

    HEX Heifer Member

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    Hi, i'm a first time poster based in meath, Ireland.

    I closed up my paddocks on time this year, and i have loads of grass coming into grazing season, I spread urea on the 20th, and was shocked at how much grass was in parts of the farm.
    Will I just bang out the fert, I cant spread slurrp as its long lush grass.

    Its a bit like last year, i never got to graze silage ground last year before closing up. First cut was light.
     
  2. marco

    marco Well-Known Member

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    Graze then spread slurry.
     
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  3. HEX Heifer

    HEX Heifer Member

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    Thanks,

    I plan to be out Saturday and measure all the paddocks. Id say most paddocks average 1200 kg/dm/ha.
     
  4. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    I voted wait and see just because! :Whistle2:

    Too wet for sheep here at the minute and minimal grass,so I'm amazed you've spread fert.

    If I was you I'd give it a light graze then slurry with a dribblebar or trailing shoe.
     
  5. jcb411abuser

    jcb411abuser Well-Known Member

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    Did you have much cover laying over winter? If you did I'd graze it now or if you find a dry spell and land is dry enough nip it off and cut silage. Then slurry and spread fert.
    If it's been grazed by sheep over winter and has been bare till mid January I'd say band some more fert on it.
     

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