01 Sep 2014 10 01 AM
posted by Ian Wozencroft
Growth rates are holding which is important for those wishing to build covers to ensure there is plenty of grazing available in early spring ready for an early turnout.
Quality remains high with an ME of 11.79, which is helping to support an above average potential milk yield of 8.33litres/h/d, 0.6 litres above last year’s potential in the same period. Daylight hours are reducing and therefore limiting the potential intake after afternoon milking.
Keep a close eye on body condition to ensure high late season grass protein and potentially reduced intakes are not causing cows to excessively milk off their backs.