2019 Winter Forages, What Have We Seen So Far?

A lot of talk has been made about excellent forage quality this season, backed up by some interesting forage analysis. Whilst some forages are very good some silage sampling is over valuing forage qualities, it is important to recognise that most is done via the cheaper NIR method which is not fool proof. Maize Silage […]

Methane & the 9% of UK Greenhouse Gases Contributed by Agriculture

Globally, Agriculture is stated to contribute 14% of greenhouse gases.  These include Nitrous Oxide (fertiliser, run off and waste) and Methane.  Methane is x21 as detrimental as CO2. Interestingly British Agriculture is said to contribute 9% of it’s greenhouse gases.  This result is achieved by efficient use of farm waste, better animal feeding, especially ruminant […]

Reducing Methane via Legumes and High-Quality Grass

Following on from my previous article on the role of UK Agriculture on reducing its methane contribution and achieving Carbon Zero, I look to the role of legumes and high-quality grass. Legume? • Peas, Beans, Peanuts, Lentils, Soya Beans, Clover & Lucerne – grown in a pod. • High in protein & carbohydrate but low in […]