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Grass Watch 2018 - Week 23


Samples for week 23 were taken on the 04/06/18. Average growth rates have fallen in the past week due to the dry conditions being experienced in some areas. However a large range in growth rates is currently evident across the monitor farms.[click to read on]... Read More »

Grass Watch 2018: Week 22


Samples for week 22 were taken on the 28/5/18. Growth rates continued to increase last week with average figures from Pasturebase Ireland averaging around 84 kg DM/ha/day. With temperatures remaining high and some areas getting little or no rainfall it will be important to monitor growth rates if this weather remains as growth rates could be suppressed in some areas... [click to read on]... Read More »

Grass Watch 2018: Week 21


Samples for week 21 were taken the 21/5/18. Weather around this time was quite broken, so grass dry matters were found to be quite low for the time of year. DM content of grass can significantly affect herbage intakes at pasture. The grass nutrient content will be diluted by the presence of water as well as this excess water also has physical limitations. By being aware of dry matters and how they can vary, farmers can combat changes ensuring the cow’s nutritional requirements are met. [Read On...]... Read More »



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