GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 19/10/20 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 9.2 18.2 21.0
7 day forecast 6.7 - -
14 day forecast

6.0

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 17.1 17.7 15.0
ME (MJ/kg DM)  12.2 11.5 11.1
Crude protein (% DM) 23.5 15.4 17.7
Sugars (% DM) 11.4 15.1 10.6

* 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)*

 8.4

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