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Informative films on grass and forage matters

Caroline Corsie

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Soil Improving Green Manure Cover Crops

This wildlife friendly farm has adopted a very long term approach to its soils. Caroline Corsie, a trained agronomist, is the manager and…
Caroline Corsie

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Soil Improvement Crops - Red Clover and Ryegrass

This wildlife friendly farm has adopted a very long term approach to its soils. Caroline Corsie, a trained agronomist, is the manager and…
Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Herbal Grazing Ley at Snowshill

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Herbal Grazing Ley at Snowshill, Gloucestershire

When you farm at 1000ft. on dry Cotswold Brash the great view doesn’t always compensate for the lack of grass. Russell Keepence knows…
Alex Nichols - Dow Agrosciences

Weed Control in Game Cover Crops - Dow AgroSciences (Alex Nichols)

Weed control is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to establishment and management of game cover and wild bird seed mixtures.…
Wildflower Meadows with Lord Willoughby de Broke

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: HLS Mixtures

Over the last two years Lord Willoughby de Broke has planted wild bird seed mixtures and nectar mixtures. Here he talks to us about his…

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Wildflower Meadow, Oxfordshire.

Here Emmerich von Maltzahn from Oxfordshire talks about establishing a wildflower meadow on one of his fields. This three acre site, which…
Red Clover Leys: Linden Edwards

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Red Clover Leys

Linden Edwards from Monmouth discovered red clover in 2001 and claims that it has revolutionised his farming practice.  Linden also…
Chris Budgett - Permanent Horse Pasture

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Permanent Horse Pasture at Kirtlington Stud

Chris Budgett from Kirtlington Stud has bred world champions and derby winners on his Permanent Horse Pasture and has been using this…
Dagan James: Herbal Leys

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Soil Improving Herbal Ley for Water Buffalo

Dagan James is an organic farmer who mob-grazes Water Buffalo on his special herbal ley.  Complex seed mixes have been grown on this…
Sandy McFarland and the Lamins Ley

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Lamins Drought Resistant Ley

Here Sandy McFarland, a long time organic customer of Cotswold Seeds, explains his preference for the Lamins Ley and its benefits over…
John Rogers talks about his experience with Sainfoin

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Sainfoin

John Rogers has been growing Sainfoin on his farm in Hereford since 2004, and has found after 6 years it is still improving, even after an…
John Rogers talks about his experience with Cotswold Seeds' Pochon Persistent Mixture

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Pochon Persistent, High Clover Ley

Here John Rogers from Hereford describes his Pochon Persistent mixture and how he is able to achieve high yields with no artificial…
John Rogers talks about his experience with Lucerne

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Lucerne

John Rogers from Hereford explains how and why he uses Lucerne silage for his dairy herd, and how it has provided a valuable fallback…
John Rogers talks about his experience with vetches

Cotswold Seeds First Hand: Vetch

John Rogers from Hereford describes his use of vetches sown alongside various cereals to produce a high quality, high yielding cutting crop.
Mr. Cornwallis and Agri-Environment Scheme OS3

Case Study: complex seed mixtures used for Agri-Environment scheme OS3

Mr. Cornwallis of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire describes using a complex seed mixture to satisfy his Agri-Environmental Scheme…
Drought Tolerant Herbal Ley

Case Study: The Benefits of Drought Resistant Herbal Leys with Mr. Cornwallis

Mr. Cornwallis of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire describes how drought tolerance among other benefits can be achieved using complex seed…
Herbay Leys as Foggage

Case study: Herbal Leys as Foggage - Farm Visit with Mr. Cornwallis

Mr. Cornwallis of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire describes his sytem for using a Cotswold Seeds Herbal Ley as foggage.
About Cotswold Seeds

Introducing Cotswold Seeds

A short introductory video to Cotswold Seeds
Pasture Promise and Cotswold Seeds

Pasture Promise - Cotswold Seeds and Complex Mixtures

Ian Wilkinson describes the benefits of complex seed mixtures and their importance in modern grassland systems.
Henry Edmunds and his Vetches

Vetches As Forage - Henry Edmunds

Vetches are often used as an addition to a forage mixture to dramatically boost short term yield.  In this video Henry Edmunds…
Productive Pasture

Put New Life in Your Old Pastures

Over half the UK is down to grass. But is it productive? Ironically, it is in the areas that contain most livestock that some of the oldest…

Horse Hay, Gallops and Grazing Leys

Whether you want to create a new paddock, grow some hay or improve your existing grass, we can provide the right seed mixture.Providing the…

Add a Fodder Brassica to the Rotation

Fodder crops provide useful green forage when grass is restricted. They also make crop rotation work. Once the decision has been made to…
Herbal Ley Deep Rooting Multi Species Sward (Rob Richmond)

Diverse Swards Equal Diverse Benefits: Herbal Leys

From a farmer’s perspective we can do no better than to quote from Newman Turner one of the great advocates of herbal leys. He…

How Does Sainfoin Meet Today's Needs?

A silage or hay crop with grazing aftermath for dry, alkaline soils, there are few crops like sainfoin. It is a high-yielding,…
RedCover Leys

Red Clover Leys

Without nitrogen fertiliser red clover leys produce a protein-rich 15t DM per hectare. With its high yielding ability, forage quality and…

Intensive crops for high quality silage from one to five years

Ultimate performance short and medium term leys which provide the highest yield for silage. Good silage depends on many factors. These…