Grass growth averaged 54kg/day this week, meaning grass growth is ahead of average for this time of year. However, the colder mornings and shorter daylight hours are starting to take effect and growth will start to drop back as we move into October.

This will end the building of grass on farms as growth will drop below demand. The focus now needs to turn to grazing out paddocks well to set up grass quality for next year, while also putting a plan in place to ensure you close up the farm to leave grass for the spring.