Grasstec offers a complete grass measuring service, we will walk your farm weekly, measuring each paddock to determine Average Farm Cover. All relevant data collected during the farm walk is inputted into PastureBase which allows us to generate a Feed Budget and a Grass Wedge.
Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to Irish farmers, in order to manage it successfully, it needs to be measured. The main benefits of measuring grass are maximising pasture growth rates, extend the grazing period, to maintain and improve pasture quality, enhancing animal performance, matching grass supply with demand and the potential to increasing stocking rate.
Through the grazing year, we will identify the key targets which are set for the farm. They include;
- Opening Farm Cover
- Spring Rotation Plan and %’s Grazed in 1st Rotation
- Magic Day Farm Cover
- Mid-Season Farm Cover or Cover/LU & Demand
- Late August Farm Cover
- Autumn Balance Date Farm Cover
- Autumn Rotation Plan and %’s grazed in final rotation
- Closing Farm Cover
These targets are vital to successful grassland management.
Our grassland experts will help you make informed decisions regarding the future direction of your farm, for example, the potential for increased utilisation, optimum stocking rate and reduced concentrate inputs, optimum calving date for grass supply and growth, and reseeding strategy.
Grasstec also offers a market leading Farm Mapping Service. Grasstec will map your farm with the highest level of GPS accuracy. Our experts can advise you on the most efficient paddock and roadway design to suit your farm.