There’s no way a fine autumn will ever make up for the lost growth in 2018, but it sure helped. Growth rates of 50kg DM/ha in September gave me a farm cover of 565kg as I started the last round on 3 October.

I followed the autumn grazing planner to get 60% grazed by the end of October. Milkers were housed on 19 October and the dry cows on 25 October. So how have I ended up with a closing cover of 243kg? My initial reaction was how the #%$@ did that happen?