Grass supplies

Grass growth rates remain hugely variable across the country. Some farms along the western half of the country that received significant rainfall about 10 days ago recorded growth rates on well-fertilised swards of 70kg DM/ha to 120kg DM/ha. These farms are in a good position for grass supplies and here management is focusing on maintaining quality and ensuring swards are identified to have sufficient supplies of highly digestible grass available for lambs post-weaning.