- Like most farms in the country this year, Newford Farm is also struggling with the weather. Grass regrowth is very poor and slow. Hence the farm had to put a bunch of cows and calves back into the slatted shed.
- With the breeding season approaching fast, the farm needs to build up grass on the home farm. To be able to maintain the 107 cows during AI.
- Grass growth rate on the home farm was 13 Kg DM/Ha this week.
- The below diagram shows how difficult spring grass growth this year is as compared to 2017.
2018 grass growth is the green line.
- Note : Grass Growth on the 4th April 2017 last year was 48 Kg /ha on the home farm
Grass Growth this year on the 3rd April 2018 was 13 Kg/ha on the home farm