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Growth rates still surging ahead
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Growth rates still surging ahead

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Average grass growth rates are nearly 30kg higher than normal. Aidan Brennan reports.
Average grass growth rates are nearly 30kg higher than normal. Aidan Brennan reports.

Average grass growth this week is 61kg per day, which is nearly 30kg above normal for the time of year. But these are average growth rates and there is a big regional variation, with heavy land in the west and north struggling to grow as the land is so waterlogged.

But for the most part, growth rates are exceptional, and average farm covers have caught up to the target peak without much effort. Average farm covers should be at around 1,200kg/ha now, or a little bit less depending on stocking rate and how suitable your farm is for extended grazing.

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