GrassCheck Week Beginning 16-05-16
As predicted growth has increased further in the last week to 77kgDM/Ha/day.  Grass growth is predicted continue to rise to a seasonal peak of 100 kgDM/Ha/day during this week with a slight fall back to 92kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality is excellent with a dry matter of 20.7%, ME 12.2, Crude Protein of 17.3%, Sugars 18.8%. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch.     Management notes: Growth has continued to surge through mid May, with individual sites achieving a growth of 90 kg DM/ha/day since late April. Although temperatures...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 09-05-16
Growth has increased considerably in the last week to 64kgDM/Ha/day.  The continued improved weather outlook means that grass growth will continue to rise to 84 kgDM/Ha/day during this week with further predicted increase to 99kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality remains good with a dry matter of 17.5%, ME 11.8, Crude Protein of 21.9%, Sugars 12.5%. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch.   Management notes: As expected growth has responded to the rising temperatures, and with the current showery and warm conditions, growth is racing...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 02-05-16
The recent cold weather has kept grass growth this spring well below average, with growth for the week just finished at 38 kgDM/Ha/day.  However, the much improved weather outlook means that grass growth will increase considerably to 70 kgDM/Ha/day during this week with further predicted increase to 90kgDM/Ha/day next week. Grass quality continues to improve with a dry matter of 22.2%, ME 12.3, Crude Protein of 18.9%, Sugars 18.5%. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch.    Management notes: The cold weather throughout late April has...

AgriSearch (Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) is seeking applicants for a vacancy on its Board of Trustees and for places on its advisory committees.  For the position of Trustee, a person with a background in finance and/or accounting is sought with a view to the successful candidate becoming Treasurer. The person should also have experience of corporate governance as well as a knowledge of and interest in the NI Agri-Food sector. The Board of Trustees is jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.  It...

GrassCheck Week Beginning 25-04-16
Grass growth remains well below average at 37 kgDM/Ha/day.  With the cool weather forecast to continue this is predicted to rise to only 64 kgDM/Ha/day over the next two weeks.  With the better weather last week grass quality has improved with a dry matter of 19.1%, ME 12.3, Crude Protein of 19.3%, Sugars 17.8%. The full bulletin can be viewed by clicking here. GrassCheck is funded by AgriSearch.     Management notes: A few bright and warm days last week provided some excellent grazingconditions, although growth continues to remain well below average. The settled weather has seen...