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Grass+ dairy: growth rates good and steady
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Grass+ dairy: growth rates good and steady

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Average grass growth this week is holding steady at 50kg per day. Aidan Brennan reports.
Average grass growth this week is holding steady at 50kg per day. Aidan Brennan reports.

Average grass growth this week is a steady 50kg per day. While the weather has been largely dry over most of the country, it has also been cool, and this is preventing the big burst of growth.

However, as can be seen in the map, there is a big variation in growth rates with some farms growing in excess of 80kg per day, so it is important to walk your own farm and assess your own growth rates.

Most farmers are more than happy with the current weather. Clean-outs are excellent and while re-growths are a bit slow to come ...

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