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Measure grass quantity and quality to get most from summer grazing

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Dairy producers are being encouraged to measure and monitor grass quality and quantity to improve the accuracy of nutritional management of cows at grass. “An unprecedented winter followed by a late spring has put the industry under extreme pressure, with fodder shortages and delayed turnout being a widespread issue,” says Tom Chanter, a feed specialist with InTouch. “Producers are therefore looking to capitalise on the grazing now available in an attempt to improve margins and offset some of the additional costs incurred over the winter period.”

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