GrassCheck Summary Table

Week Beginning 14/09/20 GrassCheck Plots* Beef & Sheep Farms Dairy Farms
Grass Growth      
Grass growth (kg DM/ha/day) 50.3 48.5 48.7
7 day forecast 39.2 - -
14 day forecast

28.7

-  - 
Grass Quality      
Dry matter (%) 15.7 14.2 13.2
ME (MJ/kg DM)  11.0 11.1 10.7
Crude protein (% DM) 19.2 20.4 17.1
Sugars (% DM) 10.5 9.2 9.0

* 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)*

 10.5

Growing animals - daily live weight gain

(kg/head/day)**

 0.92

*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