Grass growth has come right back to 29kg DM/ha/day on average across the country as temperatures drop and days shorten. In truth, winter is in for a sizeable portion of the country’s beef farmers – some or all stock remain housed in many places.

Although more settled weather in recent days has seen some cattle get back to grass, a mixed forecast for the coming week could see them back indoors. One saving grace is that after tomorrow, there are a couple of decent days forecast in much of the west.