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Tools to measure your grass

23-6-2020

Knowing when to graze grass and for how long needs careful assessment. The ForFarmers sward stick can help farmers measure when their grass is ready to graze. Our sward stick is designed to measure grass growth and support in deciding when to turn livestock out. 

sward stick

Our Forage Specialist's recommendations:

  1. Use the sward stick weekly to build up a log of the grass growing information.
  2. Monitor the sward height following a similar route each time.
  3. Take a minimum of 30 readings per field.
  4. Record your data and calculate an average.


This valuable information can then be used to support decision making, such as seasonal and year on year assessments.

To register for a free sward stick please fill in the form below. A member of our Forage team will then send you one in the post.

Register for a free sward stick



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