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Grass10 Newsletter - 25th January 2022

In this week's update from the Grass10 team get current grass growth details and predicted grass growth from Elodie Ruelle’s MoSt grass growth model, plus Grass10 Weekly Tips, Paul Kinsella, featured farmer PastureBase Review 2021 for Beef & Sheep, grow grass with less chemical N and grass budgeting

180th Edition - 25th January 2022

Grass10 Weekly Tips

Get your Opening AFC completed this week! Super condtions to get out and check ground conditions too.  Next step is to use PastureBase Ireland to create a Spring Rotation Planner and a Grass Budget to plan spring 2022

Identify your first 30% of the farm/milking platform to graze during February. Animals should start grazing in covers of 700-1000 Kg DM/ha to help condition the animals to grazing. Ideally these paddocks should have good grazing infrastructure & good access. Identify one paddock to allow grazing on a wet day (possibly a paddock to be reseeded this year).

Walking your farm will also tell you where areas of fencing or roadways need to be repaired or improved before the 2022 grazing season gets underway. Also have enough temporary reels and posts at the ready to strip graze and allocate grass

The dry weather spell is expected to break at the weekend, with heavier rain forecast for western regions. Soil temperatures are expected to hold between 6 - 8˚C for the next week as per the MoSt Grass Growth Prediction model at the top of the newsletter. For advice on creating a spring fertiliser/slurry plan for your farm click below



Use a Grass Budget to plan your 1st rotation in 2022


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