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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. Can you help us find a new home for Grassland & Muck 2020?

    The Grassland & Muck event is losing its home at Stoneleigh due to HS2 and the organisers are looking for a new site for the next event in May 2020. Working on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, the team would love to hear from anyone who either has, or may know of, […]

  2. Grassland & Muck helps livestock farmers boost profits

    New varieties, new equipment and new advice are three pillars to improving grass yields and efficiencies, and can add up to significantly boost farmers’ profits.   There was plenty of each on offer at the Grassland & Muck event this week, which attracted visitors from all over the world. AHDB launched the new Recommended Grass […]

  3. Grass yields and quality under the spotlight at Grassland & Muck

    Improving grass yields and quality requires attention to detail at every step of the process, and visitors to the Grassland & Muck Event were treated to the full range of equipment and advice.   AHDB launched the new farmer-friendly RB209 nutrient guide at the event, which promises to make it much easier for farmers to […]

  4. Full steam ahead for Grassland & Muck 2017

    It’s full steam ahead for the opening of Grassland & Muck 2017 at Stoneleigh this Wednesday as exhibitors begin preparations for their stands.  Machinery demonstration times can be found here as well as details of the Production from Grass Forums. Key highlights of the two day include: Sown variety plots & expert advice Working machinery demonstrations Soil […]

  5. Five essential reasons not to miss Grassland & Muck 2017

      Farmers are increasingly focusing on making the most of their grassland in a bid to boost margins, and a day at the Grassland & Muck event will help them do just that. With over 250 exhibitors, working machinery demonstrations, and plenty of expert advice, it is sure to benefit every farm business. The event, […]

  6. High yielders can also make more of grass

    Producing more milk from forage is often seen as the preserve of extensive, low-yielding herds – but intensive, high-yielding systems can benefit too. Grass is the cheapest form of feed, and although there can be some barriers to maximising usage, they are usually not difficult or expensive to overcome. According to Richard Simpson, development director […]

  7. Pick up the AHDB Nutrient Management Guide at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Visitors to Grassland & Muck 2017 will be the first to get access to the AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209).  The publication that is being launched at the event will be available at the AHDB stand (323). Nutrient management reviewed A £98,000 project to review the current Fertiliser Manual RB209 was overseen by the AHDB-led […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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. Barenbrug launches new forage mixture for dairy and sheep farmers at Grassland & Muck

    Grass has to be the first priority for feeding livestock efficiently – but forage crops can be a valuable addition to a farmers’ toolkit – helping to meet changing feed and energy requirements throughout the year. That’s one of the messages that the Barenbrug UK team will be giving to farmers at Grassland & Muck, […]

  2. New 74hp McCormick X4.35M simple-spec tractor to debut at Grassland & Muck event

    McCormick X4.35M – simple-spec 74hp two- or four-wheel drive Selected from the new McCormick X4M Series as a scraper tractor Hose-down operator platform to keep corrosive slurry at bay A simple-spec tractor that McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK has identified as a cost-effective machine for the daily cleaning-up routine on dairy farms will be seen for […]

  3. Latest Landini tractor makes its ‘Active’ debut at the Grassland & Muck event

    An ‘Active’ version of the new Landini 7-160 Roboshift tractor will make its working debut at the Grassland & Muck event in the muck and slurry handling demonstration area operating the new Maelstrom spreader from Harry West. Distributor AgriArgo UK has introduced the new ‘Active’ models as an alternative to the full-spec ‘Dynamic’ versions with […]

  4. GRASS improvement using Satellite TECHnologies: GRASSS-TECH

    22 May 2017 GRASSS-TECH is a 12 month project which investigates the feasibility of measuring grass yield and quality remotely by using satellite sensing technologies. If successful then the technology will enable farmers to improve yield and quality by optimising the timing of silage harvest, producing grass growth curves for bench marking and creating yield/quality […]

  5. New fertiliser legislation comes into force January 2018 – is your business prepared?

    The draft fertiliser regulations, which were first published in April 2016, have now gone through a review process.  The proposed fertiliser regulations will apply to CE marked fertilising products including fertilisers, soil modifiers, bio-stimulants and crop nutrients and will come into force on 1 January, 2018.  Changes to the original draft include an increase in […]

  6. A new start for a revitalised SIP in Great Britain

    SIP Strojna Industrija the well-known Slovenian hay tools manufacturer launch a new sales initiative in GB. SIP is already present in many European markets including; Switzerland, Austria, Holland and Germany, but also as far afield as New Zealand, where testing of new models takes place during the European Winter months. Andrei Cosovici, SIP’s Director of […]

  7. Veenhuis at the Grassland & Muck Show 2017

    TWS are the NEW UK distributor for Veenhuis and we will be at The Grassland & Muck show next week. Veenhuis is a third generation family company that was established in 1938. Over the years Veenhuis has taken a leading position in organic manure handling, specialising in high-end solutions for modern large scale farming. Veenhuis […]

  8. Benefits of land drainage for grassland production will be featured at Grassland & Muck Event 2017

      Land drainage is a vital component of water and land management and contributes to improved production from grassland, says agriculture and environment consultants ADAS.  In recent years more extreme weather and increased intensity of rainfall have highlighted the vulnerability of much of the UK’s grassland to waterlogging, and run off and soil erosion from […]

  9. Farm Crap App Pro: new release to help farmers accurately plan manure applications

    The Farm Crap App Pro will be launched at the industry’s Grassland & Muck event scheduled to take place at Stoneleigh Park on the 24th and 25th May. The FarmCrapApp Pro has been developed by Duchy College’s Rural Business School in partnership with Rothamsted Research North Wyke, which receives strategic funding from BBSRC. This brand-new […]

  10. Key Message from KEENAN at Grassland & Muck 2017

    With the current volatility in agriculture, it’s crucial that farmers have the means and the tools to “Take Control” of their businesses.  Milk and beef prices are unpredictable, are subsides going to remain in place, and in what form? So, looking at how these commodities can be produced profitably and consistently is vital. The key […]

  11. Albutt introduce the new bale squeezer for telehandlers, loaders and wheeled loaders

    Albutt, the attachment specialist, has developed a new attachment for bale handling. The new attachment will handle a wide range of bales, wrapped silage or straw, square or round. Developed to be used with telehandlers, loaders and wheeled loaders, its heavy duty design offers long term reliability and a flexible approach to bale handling. The […]

  12. Brand new grasses among plots sown at Stoneleigh by Barenbrug

    Experts from Barenbrug will be at Grassland & Muck this May, offering UK farmers advice on how to get more from their grass, and which species and varieties to pick – depending on enterprise requirements. In preparation for the triennial show, Barenbrug has sown 28 demonstration plots at Stoneleigh – including three areas devoted to […]

  13. 12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

      Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017/2018 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL). The publication will be launched at the Grassland & Muck event at Stoneleigh on 24 May. The lists are an invaluable resource for grassland farmers, enabling them to select varieties that will […]

  14. First working demonstrations for Kubota implements and tractors at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Farmers and contractors visiting Grassland and Muck between the 24th and 25th May at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire will have the opportunity to see Kubota’s agricultural tractors working with the company’s recently launched range of implements for the first time at a UK working event. Kubota’s Agricultural range of grassland implements, manufactured and distributed by […]

  15. Graham Heath construction announce unmissable offer for Grassland & Muck 2017  

      Graham Heath Construction (GHC) are all set for a successful Grassland & Muck 2017 with an exclusive offer on a livestock building for orders placed at the show. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to purchase a 140 x 45 x 15 multi-functional livestock building with cantilever for £30,100 (ex. works).  The […]

  16. Air-Seal Products Ltd

    Air-Seal Products Ltd is a family business in Somerset established over seventeen year ago and now working all over the world. Having worked within the Agricultural sector for many years and with a customer base that includes amongst others, farmers, agricultural contractors and trade users, we have a proven track record in dealing with a […]

  17. Bridgestone set to make big impression at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Bridgestone are set to make a big impression at Grassland and Muck 2017, launching its largest agricultural tyre to date at this national event. Bridgestone will showcase the IF1050/50 R32 CFO at the Stoneleigh event, with the tyre joining a selection of premium products already within the brand’s portfolio. Farmers and Contractors will be the […]

  18. Vicon at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Vicon will be demonstrating the first of a new range of mower conditioners for the 2017 season at Grassland & Muck 2017. Called the Extra 700 series, this new range currently comprises two tractor-mounted models offering 3.2m and 3.6m working widths. Badged Extra 732T and 736T, both units gain an all-new suspension system called QuattroLink. […]

  19. New grassland rejuvenator in action and chance to win 10 acres of new ley

      Farmers and contractors who visit the OPICO stand, [working plot 121], at the Grassland & Muck Event will be able to see in action: the new 6.3m HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator, an OPICO Sward Lifter, and two Strautmann forage wagons. Farmers will also have the chance to win a 10 acre reseed by bringing a […]

  20. New Holland unveils T5 Utility tractors at Grassland & Muck

    T5 range extended to eight models including five brand new Tier 4A Utility models to compliment Tier 4B Electro Command models New RollBaler 125 for fixed round chamber baling for silage or straw on display Flagship BigBaler 1290 Plus square baler on display Farmers will get their first look at New Holland’s recently launched T5 […]

  21. News from Dow AgroSciences Grassland

    Two new grassland herbicides at Grass & Muck 2017 Dow AgroSciences will be profiling two new grassland herbicides at Grassland & Muck 2017, and showing farmers how much grass they lose from having broadleaved weeds like docks, thistles and nettles growing in their fields. Leystar, designed for new sown leys and maize, controls a very […]

  22. News from Oliver Seeds at Grass & Muck 2017

    Landmark leys take centre stage at Grass & Muck    Oliver Seeds is showcasing an increasingly popular mixture on their stand at Grass and Muck 2017 at Stoneleigh this year. Landmark Extreme is a highly productive and persistent mixture for cutting or grazing on adverse sites. “It is important to consider what will grow, perform […]

  23. Working debut for new JCB machines at Grassland & Muck event

    This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK public working debut of the new Fastrac 8000 Series tractor. It will be the first opportunity for many to see the new Fastrac 8000 Series tractor at work. Available as the 228kW (306hp) Fastrac […]

  24. Working debut for new JCB TM320S at Grassland & Muck event

    This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK debut at a working event of the new JCB TM320S AGRI wheeled loader in its latest form. The high central driving position and great all-round visibility of the JCB TM320S Agri will be clearly […]

  25. The organic way forward – KUKUPU

    Originally set up as a UK social enterprise with the aim of helping Africa’s smallholder farmers to combat depleted soils and increase their yields, KUKUPU has now turned its attention to farmers and growers in the UK.   The company’s SOIL FOOD works as both an organic fertiliser and soil conditioner. Extensive field trials on […]

  26. Reiter Respiro R3 crop merger at Grassland & Muck 2017

    New for 2017 and the first showing at the Grassland & Muck event, is the Reiter Respiro R3 crop merger from Austria. Please find list below the benefits this new machine can offer livestock owners, farmers and contractors. Suffolk Farm Machinery Ltd are the sole importer of the brand to the UK and are looking to set up a […]

  27. New Case IH Luxxum and Maxxum tractors, and new balers, make their Grassland show debuts 

      First UK sight of new Case IH mid-range tractors and upgraded round balers in action at Grassland & Muck 2017 Luxxum brings high specification to lower power bracket / Multicontroller armrest and joystick for greater comfort / Automatic powershift / Cab and front axle suspension / Four- and six-cyl alternatives in top model / […]

  28. RDS Technology at Grassland & Muck 2017

    Grassland & Muck 2017 will see RDS Technology Ltd exhibiting its extensive range of on-board weighing scales including the WEIGHLOG α10, which has been specifically designed for agricultural loaders.   The WEIGHLOG α10 incorporates a 4.3” colour, hi brightness resistive touchscreen display and additional physical keys providing a user-friendly on-board weighing system that can be […]

  29. KUHN MOWERS AND RAKES ON DISPLAY AT GRASSLAND & MUCK ‘17

      KUHN Farm Machinery will be displaying a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment at this year’s Grassland and Muck event, with key machines at the show on 24th and 25th May including the FC 3160 TCD RA centre-pivot trailed mower conditioner with grouper functionality, the GA 13131 four rotor grass rake, and […]

  30. JC Machinery introduce enhanced Vredo overseeders at Grassland and Muck 2017

      Stand number 619 The newly revamped Vredo overseeder range will also be on display at stand 619. The improvements begin with the lid and rear of the seed hopper, which now both have sleeker round shapes. The curved edges encourage the funnelling of seed towards the cam wheel, providing even greater accuracy through a […]

  31. Innovative GPS guidance system gets farmers onTrak

    onTrak, a new tractor GPS system set to bring affordable guidance to a much broader range of farming businesses will be on show at Grassland and Muck at Stoneleigh Park on 24-25th May. This innovative smart farming tool has been developed by British specialist supplier Agricision, is already helping farmers increase efficiency, with more than […]

  32. Working debut for new JCB 419S Loader at Grassland & Muck event

     April 12th, 2017   This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK launch of the all-new JCB 419S Agri high-performance wheeled loader. The new JCB 419S Agri replaces the current 418S Agri with increased power and torque from its 6.7-litre Cummins six-cylinder […]

  33. Debut for new JCB Loadall 536-60 Agri Pro at Grassland & Muck event

    April 12th, 2017 This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK launch of the JCB Loadall 536-60 AGRI Pro telescopic handler. Featuring the all-new JCB DualTech VT transmission providing the best characteristics of hydrostatic and powershift drives, the 536-60 AGRI Pro weighs […]

  34. Limagrain launches advanced soil conditioning package

    Limagrain UK is launching the new soil conditioning package, Smart Rotation SR2 this spring (2017). It will be demonstrated at the Grassland and Muck Event, Stoneleigh, May 24/25, 2017. This unique combination of microbes includes five isolates of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and five races – or strains – of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). […]

  35. Hunt is on for top energy grass at Grassland & Muck event

      Limagrain UK, OPICO and Sustainable Soil Management are offering free soil advice, 10 acres of premium grass seed mixture and the seeding work for the fresh grass sample that tests highest for metabolizable energy (ME) at this year’s Grassland and Muck Event, Stoneleigh, May 24/25. Farmers are invited to bring a bag of freshly […]

  36. 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 […]

  37. 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 […]

  38. 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 […]

  39. 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, […]

  40. 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 […]

  41. 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 […]