Latest grazing measurements

Published 28 October 16

For many of our Forage for Knowledge contributor farms, the end of the grazing season is finally in sight, and while the early part of the year threw up many challenges, the autumn has certainly been favourable. Grass growth for the month of October has averaged 32kg DM/ha/day, and this, in combination with relatively low rain fall, have made grazing conditions near ideal. Grass quality is also quite good with energy levels making a good recovery from earlier in the year. However, as dry matter content continues to decline, ensuring the cow can eat enough grass to meet her requirements will become increasingly difficult.

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