Farm covers around the country have been steadily building for the last few weeks and based on the weather forecast, the middle and end of next week should see first-cut silage teams roar into action around the country.

Grass has been growing at rates in the high 60s recently and will continue to do so, with growth jumping again next week. Fields you walk today will have almost 2cm more grass on them in a week’s time – will that be too strong?