Evaluation of grazed grass production and utilisation with reliance on nutrients from slurry

Aims and Objectives
This experiment aims to evaluate the degree to which slurry applications on grazing swards can influence the grazing habits and performance of dairy cows.

Expected outcomes
This experiment will provide information on: grazing behaviour, herbage intake, animal performance and grass growth throughout the grazing system on swards fertilised with either whole dairy cow slurry, separated slurry or ammonium nitrate fertiliser.

Start Date
July 2011

Completion Date
December 2014

Lead Contractor
SRUC - Research Partnership study

Other Delivery Partners
Harper Adams University College
University of Reading

AHDB Dairy

For further information please contact: Debbie.McConnell@ahdb.org.uk or call 024 7647 8704