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Grass 10 Newsletter October 27th


The Grass10 team give a number of grass related updates including: PastureBase data for the week. There' sinformation on autumn closing targets, wet weather grazing tips and pottasium (K) offtakes. Researcher Nicky Byrne gives an uipdate on the dairy calf-to-beef trial in Teagasc Grange.

This weeks Grass 10 newsletter has useful information:

PastureBase  - Farms on track to have over 60% closed this week. Farmers that measured in the past week have 54% of their farm closed. This is estimated to be around 65% by 1st Nov.

Autumn closing targets: By 1st Nov: dry farms should have 60% of the farm closed. Heavy soils farms and higher stocked farms should have 70-80% closed.

Wet weather grazing tips: Heavy rainfall, mainly in the west, is causing difficult grazing con­ditions. What can we do to maintain grass in the diet?

Pottasium (K) offtakes

Autumn closing plan update from dairy farmer Kevin Moran 

Update from the Dairy calf-to-beef trial in Teagasc Grange: The current research focus is to compare the performance of three DAIRY-BEEF genetic groups, which consist of male Holstein Friesian (HF) and two Angus (AAX) groups. The HF group are the progeny of the top 4 EBI sires, while the two AAX groups are the progeny of AA sires divergent in genetic merit for carcass weight and conformation.

Read the newsletter Grass 10 Newsletter 120th Edition October 27, 2020