Our BETTER beef farms have grown an average of 70kg DM/ha daily in the last week. Intermittent bursts of rain and heat are leading to record grass growth rates on some farms for July, with a number reporting three-figure growth rates.

At the point in the year when our grass growth curve traditionally begins its descent into the back-end, in the short term there are no signs of a reduction in growth. We are in for a warm weekend, particularly in the south and east of the country. Modest rain forecast on Saturday will be concentrated in coastal areas, particularly to the west.