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Grassland & Muck News

Welcome to the news page for Grassland & Muck 2017. All the news for the event is available here.

Event Press Releases

  1. Grassland survey shows science pays

    Farmers are taking a more measured and scientific approach to their grassland, leading to reduced fertiliser usage, but there is still plenty more that they can do, according to new survey results. Organised by the Grassland & Muck Event, the survey reveals that more farmers are analysing their soil and manure than ever before, with […]

  2. Innovation abounds at Grassland & Muck

      New machinery, equipment and innovative products are always a big draw at the Grassland & Muck Event, and this year promises plenty of exclusive new launches. With more than £20m of machinery and equipment on display and in working demonstrations, there will be something to delight every visitor, from new tractors and muck spreaders […]

  3. Spotlight on soils at Grassland & Muck

    Compaction is a serious problem in many grassland soils, but attempting to cure it could be hazardous if the underlying drainage is failing, experts have warned. Around 70% of UK pasture is suffering from degradation, with 10% severely compacted, leading to poor grass yields and limiting access to land following rainfall. However, farmers who are […]

  4. Plan grazing to make the most from grass

      Beef producers could learn a lot from their dairy counterparts by making better use of grass, and substantially improve profitability as a result. Grazed grass costs just £57/t of dry matter, according to AHDB figures, compared with up to £140/t for a 16% protein cattle ration – and visitors to the Grassland & Muck […]

  5. Minimise losses with best practice ensiling

    Good quality silage is a valuable asset for farmers, but getting it right requires care and attention to both the clamp and the ensiling process. If biological processes in the clamp go wrong, this can result in average losses of 20-25% – something visitors to the Grassland & Muck Event can learn to avoid at […]

  6. Test soil and manure to boost grass yields, say experts

    Farmers could significantly boost grass yields and quality by making better use of soil and manure analysis, according to experts speaking at the Grassland & Muck Event. Around 40-45% of UK grassland is deficient in potash, and more than half has a pH below six, dramatically reducing the efficiency of nutrient uptake by plants, says […]

  7. Win tickets to Grassland & Muck 2017

      Farmers are focusing more than ever on getting the most from forage, and the Grassland & Muck event is seeking farmers’ views on how they manage their pasture. In return, a lucky six respondents will win a pair of tickets to this year’s Grassland & Muck Event, which will be held at Stoneleigh from […]

  8. Assess swards now to maximise production from grass

    Early spring is an opportune time for farmers to assess their grass swards, to maximise productivity in the season ahead. Charlie Morgan, grassland consultant at GrassMaster, will be speaking at this year’s Grassland & Muck Event, and offers his top five tips for getting the most from pasture. Physical assessment The first thing to do […]

  9. Grassland & Muck 2017: The key to boosting farm efficiencies

    Grassland & Muck 2017 is delighted to be teaming up with Yara once again to help farmers maximise grass efficiencies with cutting edge research and technology. The triennial event, organised by the Royal Agricultural Society for England (RASE), returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. Promising a bumper display of machinery, live demonstrations […]

Exhibitor Press Releases

  1. Holaras Viking Grass Spreader Makes debut at Grassland & Muck

    We at WM Agri & Holaras UK are very excited to be able to show the Holaras Viking Grass Spreader for the very first time as a debut exhibitor and also as a new concept of machine!   In Europe, the Viking Holaras Grass Spreader has been for many years the preferred contractor’s and dairy […]

  2. Quality grass starts with quality mixtures

    Delivering a proven return on investment from quality mixtures will be the hot topic on the Wynnstay stand at this year’s Grassland and Muck event. “Reseeding is cost-effective, but to get the most out of this investment, it’s essential to use the best quality seed mixtures available,” says Rachel Jones, Wynnstay grass and roots assistant […]

  3. John Deere at Grassland & Muck 2017

    John Deere’s new 6250R tractor with the award-winning CommandPRO joystick, premium C441R wrapping baler and Manure Sensing system are all making their UK public working demonstration debut at Grassland & Muck 2017 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire in May.   The 6250R tractor will be equipped with John Deere’s triple mower conditioner (TMC), consisting of a front-mounted […]

  4. Malone Farm Machinery – growing from strength to strength

    Malone Farm Machinery Ireland is a young, dynamic, family owned and run company, with a commitment to innovation and creativity in the agricultural sector. The Company was founded in 1999 and is based in Ballyglass, Claremorris, County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Malone manufacture a wide range of agricultural products including; Trailed Mower-Conditioners, 2.1, […]

  5. Graham Heath Construction to launch Eco-Building Initiative

    In an exciting development, Cheshire-based construction company, Graham Heath Construction (GHC) have announced that they will be working in partnership with specialist commercial energy consultants, The Mikhno Group, to manufacture steel framed eco-buildings for the agricultural sector. This initiative will be unveiled for the first time at the Grassland & Muck show (24th – 25th […]

  6. Forage protein focus at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Forage experts Germinal will highlight the multiple benefits of high protein forage crops at Grassland & Muck 2017 with demonstration plots and advice covering a range of modern cropping options.   The extensive Germinal exhibit will include currently available varieties and mixtures through to the latest breeding advances. There will be a strong emphasis on […]