Grass for sheep

Irish Examiner - Farming - - GENERAL FARMING -

The tar­get in early September is to have 20 days of graz­ing ahead of the flock, build­ing up to 30 days by early Oc­to­ber, to bank grass sup­plies for the tail end of the sea­son. Fer­tiliser can be ap­plied un­til September 15, with a bet­ter re­sponse ear­lier in the month. Con­sider your clos­ing pat­tern, the first pad­docks grazed in spring for March-lamb­ing flocks need to be closed in mid-Oc­to­ber, with 20% of graz­ing ground closed by late Oc­to­ber. Those lamb­ing ear­lier

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