Grass+ Section 13 - Managing Organic Swards

Published 29 December 11

grass+ section 13


Managing Organic Swards

  • Using clover and other legumes.
  • Improving grazed grass utilisation.
  • Optimising organic N use.
  • Planning and budgeting sward use.
  • Calculating actual forage production costs.

Objective: To minimise organic milk production costs by better production and utilisation of grazed grass and silage.

Challenge: Establish your current level of utilised grass DM production. Set a realistic improvement target for this year. Develop a plan to achieve 9 tonnes of utilised DM/ha within the next three years.

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