If the land is previously damaged or has become damaged since turnout, it is important to fix the compaction within the field to allow good growth fo r the upcoming summer months.
Depending on the level of damage, there are several strategies that might help. Minor damage to the field can often mean the plant will repair itself and the tiller density will return to normal. However, by using a light roller will help level the field and make it easier to measure grass density whilst also allowing for better silage growth. Chain harrowing the field in early spring will help to remove dead plant debris and allow new plants to tiller.
On the other end of the scale, if the damage is severe it would be beneficial to broadcast the seed as soon as the ground firms up, preferably before livestock are put in to graze. A field will return growth with no input, however there will be an influx in grass weeds, which consequently results in a lower nutritional intake for livestock. Reseeding is a great option as it reduces weeds within the sward and promotes a healthier, thicker crop. Additionally by putting livestock into a newly reseeded field encourages quicker germination.