Many farmers will think about spring grass supply next January or February. While there is a certain degree of unknowns around winter growth and weather conditions, there is a degree of planning that can go into place in the coming months to set the farm up for early turnout in February 2018. Building grass covers over the next few months will mean that housing can be planned and some grass can be carried over the winter months for grazing next spring. Plans need to be put in place as to what paddocks need to close first and what fertiliser needs to be spread to build grass covers.

Question – at what point in the year should our farm’s grass supply be at its highest?