The latest data from Trouw International show that, thanks to recent rainfall, average GB grass growth did increase last week from 46kg DM/ha/day to 53. However, it remains below last year. Within our trading area the range in growth rates is from 62kg in Scotland to 49 in Yorkshire.
The average milk from grass is 12.4 litres, both energy and protein content have lifted as grassland responds to fertiliser washed in by the rain. Typical analysis is 11.8ME, 25% crude protein and 17% dry matter, although as usual there was a wide range and we would recommend contacting your local Carrs Billington nutritionist to take a sample of your grazing paddocks.