GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 13/09/21 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 44.8 52.3 61.6
7 day forecast 42.7 - -
14 day forecast

44.0

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 14.5 14.8 12.8
Crude protein (% DM) 20.1 20.4 21.5
Sugars (% DM) 6.6 7.2 5.6
ME (MJ/kg DM)  10.8 10.8 10.7

* 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)*

 10.3

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 0.91

*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