GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 18/05/20 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 62.1 63.3 74.1
7 day forecast 57.5 - -
14 day forecast

47.5

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Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 20.3 - -
ME (MJ/kg DM)  11.5 - -
Crude protein (% DM) 18.0 - -
Sugars (% DM)  14.9 - -

* 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)*

 20.6

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 1.02

*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