GrassCheckGB is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms.

Growth and quality data will be published weekly throughout the growing season.

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Management Notes

  • Average soil moisture readings are back below 60 cb in SE for the first time since the last week of June, and grass growth rates are up 9 kg DM/ha on average in this region since last week. Across the rest of GB growth rates have fallen slightly in the last 7 days, but the highest regional growth rate is still found in Scotland.
  • With some more sunshine forecast hopefully growth rates will pick up again in England and Wales, but heavier rain and cloud cover could dampen the outlook in Scotland.
  • Focus on your post-grazing residuals over the next few weeks to ensure paddocks are grazed out cleanly in order to maintain good grass quality towards the end of this season.