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Farmers advised to take steps to combat late spring

SCOTTISH farmers are being advised to take steps and plan fodder usage now, with experts predicting a late spring.

Using data from grass variety trials, specialists from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), predict that T-Sum 200 – which indicates when soils have warmed sufficiently for grass growth to begin – will be two-to-three weeks later than normal.

This could lead to a variety of problems, including straw shortages, which could in turn heighten the risk of disease among newborn animals.

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