With grass growth having temporarily stalled in the dry conditions, many welcomed the weekend’s rain. There has been a significant growth response to the moisture, with a 20% increase in grass production on last week.

Growth for the week up to Wednesday 17 May was 60kg DM/ha/day, and the current growth rate is likely higher, given that this figure encompasses a period before the rainfall. In the coming week, conditions are set to be relatively “growthy”, with moderate levels of moisture and heat forecast.