Weekly Farm Summary - 24 January 2024

Good soil temperatures and adequate soil moisture has seen strong growth across the farm again this week. Grazing of the new grass paddocks has been a bit challenging due to the rain and our desire not to damage them on their first grazing, but we now only have a couple left to graze. Interestingly we have seen a jump in milk urea when the cows have been grazing these paddocks.

The tech team are busy taking pasture samples from every paddock before it is grazed and separating it into ryegrass, other grasses, clover weed and dead material so we can assess the impact of the different N fertiliser strategies on what grows best.

When we get a reasonable break in the weather we have baleage to be made from the milking platform and support block and silage for next spring to get into the pit.