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NWF Weekly Grass Watch – 17th September 2021

21st September 2021

Due to more favourable conditions the average daily GB grass growth has increased this week to 40.8kg DM/ha/day. This figure is below the 6 year and 2020 averages of 47kg and 57kg DM/ha/day respectively. Majority of regions saw a slight increase or no change in daily grass growth rates. The West Midlands and Wales experienced the greatest increases at +14kg and +8kg DM/ha/day respectively.

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NWF Weekly Silage Watch – 21st September

20th September 2021

This season, over 1,000 grass silage samples have been analysed by Trouw Nutrition GB Laboratory. This provides an overview of 2021 silage season and how to plan for the coming year. Generally, 2021 silages are low in crude protein, which is not surprising at pre-cut samples which are normally around the 25% CP mark came back 17-20% CP. Some first cuts have been fiery, with low NDF however the majority of samples are higher in NDF and of lower digestibility.

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NWF Weekly Grass Watch – 20th August 2021

23rd August 2021

Average daily grass growth has increased again to 55kg DM/ha/day, which is above both the 6-year and 2020 averages of 47 and 42kg DM/ha/day respectively. However, there is considerable variation seen across regions, with Scotland rising 22kg DM/ha/day to an average of 60kg DM/ha/day and the East Midlands falling by 7kg DM/ha/day to the lowest average of 42kg DM/ha/day.

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