This is ideal as a good cleanout of paddocks now will ensure good quality re-growths in the next and subsequent rounds. With the forecast set to change from the middle of this week, it would be a good opportunity to get the wetter fields grazed off now.

Despite air temperatures being zero to two degrees below normal, soil temperatures are between zero and one degrees above normal. Nevertheless, grass growth rates are back on other years with average growth rates from the Grass+ farmers coming back at between 10 and 20kg/day for the past seven days. The Moorepark 20 year average for the past seven days was 28kg/day.