GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 22/03/21 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 9.6 22.4 23.6
7 day forecast 13.9 - -
14 day forecast

26.2

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 22.4 20.8 19.7
Crude protein (% DM) 19.1 22.1 22.5
Sugars (% DM) 13.3 13.3 12.2
ME (MJ/kg DM)  10.9 12.0 12.0

* 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)*

 19.5

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 1.09

*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