GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 17/05/21 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 91.1 71.9 85.3
7 day forecast 65.2 - -
14 day forecast

49.4

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 17.7 17.4 18.5
Crude protein (% DM) 17.0 19.8 16.2
Sugars (% DM) 14.3 12.7 15.1
ME (MJ/kg DM)  11.4 11.5 11.4

* GrassCheck plots receive 270 kgN/ha/year 

On farm grass growth data supplied by AgriNet

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

 

Value of Grass  

Dairy - maintenance plus (M+) 

(kg/cow/day)*

 21.5

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 1.07

*M+ calculated assuming: 650kg cow, Maintenance = 75 MJ/day, 5.3 MJ/L and 16kg DMI ** Beef daily gain assuming: 300kg beef steer, Maintenance = 35 MJ/day, 40 MJ/kg gain and 6.6kg DMI