GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 03/08/20 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 72.1 60.5 68.5
7 day forecast 67.7 - -
14 day forecast

63.5

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) - 15.1 14.5
ME (MJ/kg DM)  - 11.4 11.4
Crude protein (% DM) - 20.1 21.6
Sugars (% DM) - 10.7 9.4

* GrassCheck plots receive 270 kgN/ha/year 

On farm grass growth data supplied by AgriNet

Key: ⇑ Trending Upwards, ⇓ Trending Downwards, ⇒ No Change

 

Value of Grass  

Dairy - maintenance plus (M+) 

(kg/cow/day)*

 14.9

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 1.01

*M+ calculated assuming: 650kg cow, Maintenance = 75 MJ/day, 5.3 MJ/L and 16kg DMI ** Beef daily gain assuming: 300kg beef steer, Maintenance = 35 MJ/day, 40 MJ/kg gain and 6.6kg DMI