GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 25/10/21

GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 24.0 29.9 29.9
7 day forecast 26.6 - -
14 day forecast

21.7

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 12.9 12.5 12.3
Crude protein (% DM) 23.2 25.2 22.9
Sugars (% DM) 6.4 6.2 4.8
ME (MJ/kg DM)  10.6 10.5 10.3

* 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)*

 6.8

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 0.87

*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