All farmers should be assessing their own feed plans in order to establish whether cows are maximising grass utilisation, if parlours are allocating the correct level of concentrate, and most importantly, whether cow body condition is on target. Given the financial pressure on all dairy farms, we cannot afford to miss the cost saving advantage grazed grass provides. Project farmers are constantly striving to cut cost. However, grass quality must be on target to maximise this advantage.

Grass quality