GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 17/05/21 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 114.2 87.7 97.4
7 day forecast 110.4 - -
14 day forecast

58.0

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 18.5 18.4 19.3
Crude protein (% DM) 14.3 15.3 13.4
Sugars (% DM) 16.1 15.0 17.7
ME (MJ/kg DM)  11.6 11.6 11.8

* 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)*

 21.5

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 1.07

*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