Weekly update 6th April. Autumn pasture growth has gone crazy at SDH to the point where we have had to drop paddocks out for baleage to try and get our pre-graze mass and residuals under control. We have no levers to pull to increase demand at this stage of the season so will be focusing on managing supply through conservation and post graze mowing as required to tidy residuals. Paddocks for winter baleage are now being dropped out of the rotation and nitrogen fertiliser applications have finished. The 8 paddocks earmarked for aeration have also been completed.
The first group of cows will be dried off next week to make sure they achieve 1 June BCS targets and 10-12 of the worst remaining culls are heading away after Easter.
Wishing you all a safe and happy easter