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Managing grassland for forage production: an overview

Code: 9781838796907
Deirdre Hennessy, Teagasc, Ireland

Chapter synopsis: In temperate agriculture, grasslands play an important role in the provision of forage for livestock. Management of these grasslands is vital in order to ensure that high-quality feed is available. This chapter reviews the short-, medium- and long-term management of grasslands, including stocking rates, the day-to-day management of grazing and harvesting, planning for rotations and silage harvesting, renovation, drainage, reseeding and soil fertility improvement.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0024.09
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Stocking rate 3 Grazing management 4 Reseeding/sward renovation 5 Silage 6 Feeding value of grass 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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