Our measuring farms in the south have grown 91kg DM/ha/day in the last seven days, up from 85kg DM/ha/day last week. This is well up on the same week last year, when grass growth was suffering lack of moisture.

The fact that temperatures didn’t come back as much as was forecast and there was a decent degree of sunlight over the weekend kept growth rates higher than anticipated. At this point, surplus will be beginning to build again on most farms, with even highly stocked operations planning to go for more bales.