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Forage & Nutrition
Guide 2018
48.0
45.0
42.0
39.0
36.0
33.0
30.0
27.0
24.0
21.0
18.0
15.0
12.0
9.0
6.0
3.0
0.0
Grass gr
o
wth & demand (k
g DM/
c
o
w/
da
y)
Diagram 3: Grass demand of cow based on yield (yellow) as a function of grass grown per cow (green) based on a maximum intake of 16kg
of DM (grey).
305-day lactation
Grass supply/growth/cow
Grass demand/cow
Max grass intake/cow/day
12-Jan
26-Jan
09-F
eb
23-F
eb
09-Mar
23-Mar
06-Apr
20-Apr
04-Ma
y
18-Ma
y
02-Jun
16-Jun
30-Jun
14-Jul
28-Jul
11-A
ug
25-A
ug
06-Oct
20-Oct
03-No
v
08-Sep
22-Sep
17-No
v