Forage for Knowledge
The latest grass growth and quality figures can be found on our new interactive dashboard, along with the latest updates and resources.
- For the last Forage for Knowledge update of 2020, average daily growth rates are down, 5.5 kg DM/ha, to 23.6 kg DM/ha
- Ahead of the long-term average for November – 19.6 kg DM/ha – and the 14.5 kg DM/ha noted at the same time last year
November is closing month with Andre van Barneveld
Andre Van Barneveld of Graise Consultancy discusses what you should consider at the start of the closing month in your autumn grazing plan.
It’s time for your annual grazing review – but don’t just focus on the number-crunching and how much grass you grew this year or identifying the worst paddocks to earmark them for a spring reseed.
Make straw go further this winter
The combination of reduced crop areas, lower yields and challenges with baling have put a downwards pressure on straw availability this year. To minimise wastage this winter, go back to basics and assess housing, as well as looking at alternatives.