Weekly Notes - 4th January 2023

Full-on baking of pasture and soil down here, and once again we'd like to offer our support to Northern buddies by offering to take some water off their hands . Although, we must say - what a season for clover!

Big drop in growth rates this week with more intense heat and dropping soil moisture causing areas of pasture to brown off. Soil moisture lower than this time last year.

Firm hold on rotation now through summer, and we use all levers to maintain or slow rotation and preserve cover. New grasses always seem to get too long and get an extra 12 hours per paddock and all dropping back into the round now. Nitrogen use with moisture to push growth, and topping up diets as needed to meet demand (1-3.2kgDM/cow across the herds)