The benefits of pasture renovation
Pastures can lose quality as they get older. Although the fields are still covered with grass it is not certain that farmers are still getting maximum output from their pastures. In many modern dairy systems it is crucial to maintain maximum output from the grassland. If not, the fields will produce less dry matter and also the forage quality will become insufficient, resulting in higher (additional) feeding costs per cow. It therefore is important to renovate pastures as soon as they start to lose quality.