GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 30/03/20 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 10.3 14.8 18.2
7 day forecast 7.3 - -
14 day forecast 31.9 -  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 23.6 - -
ME (MJ/kg DM)   12.2# - -
Crude protein (% DM)  23.4# - -
Sugars (% DM)  15.2# - -

* GrassCheck plots receive 270 kgN/ha/year

# During the current public health emergency AFBI’s forage analysis labs are temporarily closed and grass quality data unavailable. Plot DM values averaged 23.6% this week, with historic seasonal data presented for other parameters. 

On farm grass growth data supplied by AgriNet

Key: ⇑ Trending Upwards, ⇓ Trending Downwards, ⇒ No Change