Grass growth?

Spudley

Member
Location
Pembrokeshire
I had 100 when I measured 10 days ago, and 80 on Wednesday. I think it's actually growing faster than that so I measured one paddock just before it was premowed this afternoon and it had grown 800 since Wednesday 😳
Saying that I think the quality is quite poor as its all grass that grew in the p*£&ing down rain and the cows aren't milking well.
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
I had 100 when I measured 10 days ago, and 80 on Wednesday. I think it's actually growing faster than that so I measured one paddock just before it was premowed this afternoon and it had grown 800 since Wednesday 😳
Saying that I think the quality is quite poor as its all grass that grew in the p*£&ing down rain and the cows aren't milking well.
Hopefully measuring here tomorrow. Lots of growth but cows reluctant to clean out on third rotation, milk also stalled. Pre mowing to reset about to start, during the dry spell it was amazing how well cows milked, grass at 25%DM was the driver.
 
Location
Ceredigion
Discs make the seedbed to clody here
I find the best way is to drill after burning off and a silage cut , Festuloliums are Agrresive germinaters as are Hybrids if you want something a bit better than Italian
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
Does anybody reckon their grass is growing at 150 or even 200 kg/dm a day.
It wouldn’t surprise me, grass is so good at compensatory growth?
speaking to next door yesterday, he’s over 200 right now. Best growth he’s seen for some time.

He’s running a trail on a mix, aber something or other, that’s doing even more and he’s very impressed with it.
 

Scholsey

Member
Location
Herefordshire
Sounds silly but how do you know when to top? Seem to have big patches where cows have just refused probably not helped by grazing when it was wet and soil contaminated grass meant it was left but now close to heading. Think there’s too much to pre-mow.
 

Farmer Keith

Member
Location
North Cumbria
Sounds silly but how do you know when to top? Seem to have big patches where cows have just refused probably not helped by grazing when it was wet and soil contaminated grass meant it was left but now close to heading. Think there’s too much to pre-mow.
i don’t care for topping, it doesn’t reset the paddock like pre mowing does. Not sure there’s ever too much grass to pre mow but what is for sure is that if it’s too strong you’ll take a hit on your milk ticket. They were in a paddock last weekend here that’s a total mess, possibly 30-40% rejection. Gonna leave it for a month and mow and bale it for dry stock.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
i don’t care for topping, it doesn’t reset the paddock like pre mowing does. Not sure there’s ever too much grass to pre mow but what is for sure is that if it’s too strong you’ll take a hit on your milk ticket. They were in a paddock last weekend here that’s a total mess, possibly 30-40% rejection. Gonna leave it for a month and mow and bale it for dry stock.
mowing rather than a topper, if nice weather, cows love that bit of 'hay'. Grass growth is astronomical here, taken a lot out of grazing platform, as mowing grass, though we tend to feed longer grass, and leave higher residuals, learn't that, in the last 3 drought summers. Tested grass, pre-mowing, all very high quality, all cut, high yields, of high quality silage, means less winter conc. :love:
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
i don’t care for topping, it doesn’t reset the paddock like pre mowing does. Not sure there’s ever too much grass to pre mow but what is for sure is that if it’s too strong you’ll take a hit on your milk ticket. They were in a paddock last weekend here that’s a total mess, possibly 30-40% rejection. Gonna leave it for a month and mow and bale it for dry stock.
Does depend on situation.
Shortage or excess of grazing.
Mow or top.

We have flail topper with a roller.

Spread the cow pats out and gives that tickle of nitrogen growth rates.
 

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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