Check out grass farm

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BRI­TAIN’S Grass­land Farmer of the Year is to host a farm walk at his Anglesey hold­ing next month.

Dairy farmer Richard Rogers, the 2018 Bri­tish Grass­land So­ci­ety cham­pion, and busi­ness part­ner Gethin Roberts, are invit­ing vis­i­tors to Tre Ifan farm, Bryn­sien­cyn, on June 11, from 10.30am.

Around five years ago Tre Ifan, then a sheep and beef farm, was con­verted to a grass­based spring-block calv­ing dairy unit.

Now home to 350 NZ cross-bred cows, the fo­cus is on max­imis­ing grass, with yields from for­age of 4,099 litres/cow out of an av­er­age yield of 5,349 litres/cow.

Im­pres­sive dry mat­ter yields of over 14 tonnes/ ha are be­ing had from the graz­ing plat­form.

The walk, spon­sored by Yara, Ger­mi­nal and Nu­farm, starts at 11am fol­lowed by a light lunch. It is free to at­tend but book­ing is needed: email your name and number of at­ten­dees to san­dra.pat­tin­[email protected]­tish grass­land. com, or text 07833 437974.

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