Reseeding is next on the agenda for this beef farmer after near stress-free summer
The stock have been very contented wherever they have been placed this summer thanks to the good weather and excellent ground and grazing conditions.
That said, I have noticed in the last week that grass is starting to become a little tighter. Calves and yearling stock are getting bigger and starting to eat more.
As the farm is heavily stocked with no beef cattle going to be sold anytime soon, I think it is best to go with another round of fertiliser on the grazing ground, especially where the cows are due to be grazing in the next few months.
The aftergrass has been growing very well after it got a good covering of slurry when the silage had been cut.
I will stick with the Sulphur Can as it seems to have worked well earlier in the year. I spread it at about three quarters of a bag per acre.
Maybe I should go a bit heavier as it will be soon time to start building grass for the autumn. Also, I often find the suckler cows can get very hungry from early September on.
I have earmarked a seven-acre field for reseeding. This ground is part of newly acquired land.
The field itself has great soil, but the grass is about 40 years old and has very little response to fertiliser.