AHDB Grass

Well-managed grassland provides the cheapest feed throughout the year, either as grazed grass or silage. Making the most of grass on your farm offers a huge opportunity to increase profits in a sustainable way.  

Optimising grass production and utilisation has four key elements:

Get involved with AHDB Grass campaign

We have launched a campaign that aims to help farmers manage and better utilise their grass as part of our environment work.

There is planned activity throughout the year, from grass training courses through to grazing discussion groups. We also plan to make a noise about grass across our social media channels, so please join in using #AHDBGrass.

BGS Grazing Mentors

BGS Grazing Mentors

Identify ways to reduce costs and optimise profits through better production and utilisation of grassland and forage.

Suported by AHDB Grass, the BGS Grazing Mentors can help you to unlock the potential of your pasture. The one-to-one guidance on your grazing strategy is specifically tailored to your own farm. 

Developing Grass Expertise programme

Developing Grass Expertise programme

The 2021-22 Developing Grass Expertise Programme (DGE) programme aims to recruit anyone looking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence to produce and utilise grazed grass and silage to help support levy payers.

The 2021-22 Developing Grass Expertise Programme (DGE) programme aims to recruit anyone looking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence to produce and utilise grazed grass and silage to help support levy payers.

AHDB Grass tools and services

Forage For Knowledge

Forage For Knowledge

The latest weekly grass growth measurements from our contributor farms.

Forage for Knowledge is our weekly grass newsletter, which gives you grass growth from across the UK, as well as technical information related to grassland management. 

Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

The Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales is recommendation on grass and clover varieties, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. The data comes from trials carried out by the NIAB-TAG, Barenbrug, IBERS,DLF Seeds, DSV, AFBI and SRUC, and are evaluated by a panel of experts.

The Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales is recommendation on grass and clover varieties, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance.

GrassCheckGB

GrassCheckGB

Grass growth and quality data published weekly throughout the growing season.

GrassCheckGB, run by CIEL, is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms. Growth and quality data will be published weekly throughout the growing season.

Forage management videos and webinars

AHDB Grass resources

Grass Podcasts

Forage management videos and webinars


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