Improving the grazing potential

Practice abstract


Four practice and science meetings were conducted at Skogsgård, an organic dairy farm in south Sweden, included in the Inno4Grass project. Anna and Anders Carlsson focus on improvement of grazing management to utilise the grass more efficiently. With better knowledge about grass growth through the whole season, the farmers have achieved better grass quality, and the dairy production has become more profitable with more grazing. It is important to understand is the demand line, which is influenced by e.g. number of cattle, additional concentrate and compensatory growth. Grass are measured nearly every week on the farm. This is important, but can also be hard to prioritise when much other jobs need to be done. An advantage with a heterogenous discussion group that meets several times is that the grass growth can be followed during the season. The discussion group helped both farmers and advisors feel more confident in checking grass growth and quality. This is always a critical point in the grazing management. One important outcome from the practice and science meetings to achieve good grass quality is better understanding of the importance of fast grazing of a paddock and of returning to the same paddock when the grass has regained three leaves.

Additional information

Farming system

organic farming

Domains of innovation

grazing management system

Main types of animal

beef cattle, dairy cattle



Product type

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