Plenty of jobs are well overdue at this stage.
The slurry situation is becoming serious on many farms. At this stage, we must avail of every opportunity to get slurry out.
Many have hired in umbilical systems to lessen the damage in fields.
When you get going, take care not to spread heavy volumes on advanced grass swards; it would result in low utilisation at grazing.
Getting into fields to do anything is proving difficult, fencing still needs to be sorted before turning stock out.
Get your spring grazing plan in place before turnout.
Get bulls ready for the breeding season. If in doubt, get a bull fertility tested.
Some bulls are sub-fertile but get the odd cow in calf. bucket for cows and calves when they get to grass.
If turning cows and calves out to grass, continue to monitor calves suckling.
C o n t i n u e t o fee d dry co w s according to their body condition.
Many farmers have hired in umbilical slurry systems to lessen the damage in fields.