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

  • With warm and sunny weather in the forecast this week there should be good opportunities to graze swards out cleanly to help maintain grass quality through the autumn, and to bring in any late silage cuts, with grass having a good sugar content for fermentation after ensiling.
  • Grass growth has seen a slight boost with the better weather in many areas last week, and is highest in the West and North respectively. Overall GB grass growth is averaging 49.4 kg DM/ha/day, +5 kg on this time in 2019.
  • Soil temps are currently averaging 14.5 °C across GrassCheckGB farms, facilitating some very good autumn growth conditions.