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Dairy Farm Growth Rate from PastureBase Ireland for the week ending 03/08/2016

Posted: 04 Aug 2016

Growth rate across the country still remains above average compared to the last 2 years at 70kg DM/ha per day. This is likely to continue with temperatures of over 20oC forecast for the weekend. August is a critical month for building Autumn grass supply. Calculate your remaining fertilizer allowance and target fertilizer now when the response will be greater than in September. Building quality grass now will reduce silage and concentrate feeding later in the Autumn. Average farm cover should increase quicker than expected with these high growth rates. This may create an opportunity for autumn reseeding if finances allow. If reseeding, go as soon as possible while soil temperatures are high for a quick establishment.