Latest grazing measurements

Published 26 August 16

Although this week’s grass growth rate at 51kg DM/ha/day, is slightly lower than the six year average for the same week, most farms have reported a welcome lift in growth. The rain in the past week has likely contributed to the improvement in growth rates experienced and, although the days are now getting notably shorter, soil temperatures for the UK in the past week were still above 10°C. This means conditions for growth should continue to be favourable where moisture is not limiting.

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Seasonal grass growth

Grass metabolisable

Seasonal metabolisable

Grass dry matter

Seasonal dry matter

Crude protein

Seasonal crude protein