Grass Watch Report – 27 June 2016
There has been a small decrease in grass growth this week to 70 kg DM/ha/day, down 1 kg DM/ha/day compared to last week. The recent wet weather conditions have impacted on grass dry matter, which has fallen to 15.6%. The decreasing grass dry matter has maintained pressure on potential grass DMI, which has fallen to 11.3 kg/day. The fall in DMI coupled with a drop in grass ME of 0.4 MJ/Kg DM has impacted on the potential milk yield from grazing, which has fallen by 3 litres to M+ 9.2 litres per day.
Although the average potential milk yield from grazing has fallen to M+ 9.2 litres there is a large range in the data from -8.4 to 25.8 suggesting a large range in grass availabilities, it will therefore be important to assess the situation on individual farms to ensure that supplementary feeding is correct and objectives are achieved
Summary by Steve Brown, Report Supplied by Trouw Nutrition
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