Grass Growth Rates

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  1. mixedbag

    mixedbag Well-Known Member

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    The wind yesterday has taken back most of what’s fallen here i’d say. 3mm fallen in total so far
     
  2. 6600

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    Have 14 days ahead and going into covers of 2500. Bale territory?
     
  3. 2 Red Masseys

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    Definitely bale. Growth of 113/ day here for the last 7 days. 93/day for the 5 days before that
     
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  4. kverneland es 80

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    last 3 week 57 56 and 87 going in to covers of 1300 still on 4 kg meal
     
  5. Blackwater boy

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    Are you struggling to get covers to build up ahead? We are, cows not 1 but happy with short leafy low DM grass, full of N also. They are eating a phenomenal amount of grass, went back in feeding maize again.
     
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  6. kverneland es 80

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    Ya same here .they are pumping out the milk tho
     
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  7. Ozzy Scott

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    Have always found after a drought cattle are never happy with the grass that grows. It's all down to the importance in raising sugars in grass.

    Moved cows this morning from paddock they were hungry in, they went into a field of grass and stood at the gate roaring
     
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    Cows motoring through grass here but kg/solids/day 10% higher now than they were this time last month despite the fact they should be going off peak. Going dusting the cobwebs off the mower tomorrow.
     
  9. 6600

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    Mowing ahead here on covers a bit advanced for grazing.
     
  10. WestCorkBoy

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    Same with cattle here, motoring through grasss.
     
  11. bruceythom

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    Cover/cow 180. Growth 65. 40kgs/acre of ASN went out this week. Grass in great condition.
     
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  12. Rusty Spade

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    What dm did you use? I'm due to head out shortly.
     
  13. kverneland es 80

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    Gr 92 demand 65
     
  14. Ozzy Scott

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    You get some growth rate down your direction. How high can you manage to take average demand? 70?
     
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  15. bruceythom

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    16%. Using plate meter so not really relevant.
     
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  16. kverneland es 80

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    Been lucky this yr rain has came when needed. .ya 65 is at 2 kg meal at current stocking rate .we don't seem to get massive growth spurts I can count on 1 hand the number of weeks of 100 plus over the last 4 yrs .doing a bit to try and get more in the shoulders of the yr as I think it's better policy when we don't have much ground on the platform closed for silage
     
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  17. Rusty Spade

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    G of 41 D of 42. we need a few dry days again to start to build covers.
     
  18. kverneland es 80

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    growth of 92 last week .mot much good with grass dm so low
     
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    Growth down to around 40 here,grass is bate into the ground.
    Cows gone in tonight at least they’ll have a dry lie,the last time I had cows housed in August they didn’t go out till the following May.
     
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    Put in 500kg+ stores tonight, couldn't bear to look at the mess they are likely to make if they were left in the field with what rain is due over the next few hours.:sad:

    Not the only one doing it either.
     
  23. Blackwater boy

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    What year was that? Cows here being heavily fed with maize at milking times and keeping them in after milking and bringing them in early etc, grass DM’s down to 11% in moorepark the other day, a cow would need to eat near 125kgs fresh of grass a day to be full.
     
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  25. Rusty Spade

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    G 52, D 42, CC 300, farm cover 745. could do with a good few dry days and a bit of heat to drive on covers a bit
     

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