GrassCheck Week Beginning 29-08-16
Grass growth for the last week has fallen to 64kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 55kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 56kg DM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has declined slightly and currently has a dry matter of 14%, ME 10.8, Crude Protein of 19.1%, Sugars 8.9%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.       MANAGEMENT NOTES: Grass growth continues to decline as expected, but is still above the seasonal average and is likely to remain so with the current good weather.  Both ME and sugars are below average, reflecting the...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 22-08-16
Grass growth for the last week has fallen to 65.7kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 60.6kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 50.0kg DM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality has declined slightly and currently has a dry matter of 13.1%, ME 11.3, Crude Protein of 18.8%, Sugars 8.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.       Management notes: The impact of autumn conditions on grass production is obvious with reduced day length and lower night temperatures, meaning growth rates are expected to decline steadily over the next two...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 15-08-16
Grass growth for the last week has fallen to 74kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 69kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 59kg DM/Ha/day next week. Although this is still well above the seasonal average. Grass quality has improved slightly and currently has a dry matter of 14.5%, ME 11.6, Crude Protein of 19.7%, Sugars 10.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.     Management notes: Growth rates have been above average since early June and are likely to remain so until the end of August.  Continue to walk your grazing...

AGRISEARCH SPONSORED RESEARCH OF WORLD CLASS SIGNIFICANCE
 Eighteen of the presentations at Europe’s largest animal science conference will feature the results of AgriSearch co-funded research.  This includes theatre and poster presentations to around 1300 delegates from 69 countries, according to Jason Rankin, General Manager of AgriSearch.  “AgriSearch is delighted to sponsor EAAP 2016 in Belfast as our mission is to drive the profitability and sustainability of the Northern Ireland ruminant livestock sector.  EAAP 2016 will enable us to showcase our wide ranging research and innovation programme and gives us an invaluable opportunity to engage...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 08-08-16
Grass growth for the last week was 94kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted fall to 78 kgDM/Ha/day during this week and to 64kg DM/Ha/day next week. Although this is still well above the seasonal average. Grass quality has improved slightly and currently has a dry matter of 14.9%, ME 11.6, Crude Protein of 18.3%, Sugars 12.7%.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.   Management notes: Growth rates are still well above average. Reasonable growing conditions are expected over the next two weeks and so growth rates, although declining,...