- Weather conditions are only fair at the moment in the west. This is leading to poor utilisation on all paddocks.
- Soil temperature on Newford Farm on Monday the 31st August was 15.1 ° degrees at 10cm soil depth.
- Grass growth on the home farm this week is 51 kg DM/Ha with a demand of 45 kg.
- Three quarters of a bag of protected urea (38N + 7% S) per acre is being spread after each grazing at the moment.
Key recommendations for this week
- Get first cut silage tested
- Monitor grass covers closely and grass budget accordingly
- Monitor the beef heifers and all other stock closely
- Start feeding the bullocks next week with concentrates at grass
- Keep disinfection replenished in all footbaths
- Keep mineral buckets out in paddocks with cows to guard against grass tetany