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Free live webinar on managing and recovering grass deficits

Dairy

Localized heavy rainfall received over the weekend – for those lucky enough to receive it in ample amounts. Join our virtual workshop and webinar for timely advice to help manage and recover grass deficits.

When: Wed 17th June at 7.30pm

Where: https://vimeo.com/429199666 (Password: glanbia)

Duration: 45 mins

Agenda:

  • Results of Glanbia Ireland Survey – Martin Ryan
  • Practical feeding solutions for various deficit scenarios – Maeve Regan
  • Specialist feeds available from GI – Willie Darmody
  • Resumption of Fertiliser spreading following rainfall – Paddy Dempsey
  • Q&A session

 

Although many have reported receiving the heavy rainfall forecast over the weekend, large amounts of rainfall appear to have been extremely localized, continuing the large variation being seen on farm for another period. With downpours reported in excess of 20ml, and 30ml over the weekend in some luckier areas, Met Eireann rainfall data recorded over the weekend highlights the variation and partial rainfall received in many other locations.

Location

Total rainfall received 12-15th June 2020 (mm)

Johnstown Castle

13.6

Dunsany co. Meath

2.7

Oakpark

3.8

Moorepark

5.4

Ballyhaise

0.2

Dublin Airport

6.3

 

Rainfall over the past week

Over the past seven days, rainfall amounts were well below normal for most of the country. However, Johnstown Castle in Co. Wexford had a grand total of 21.4mm of rain, 128% of its average for the second week in June and Baldonnell in Co. Dublin recorded 20.1mm of rain, 140% of its normal. Other parts of Ireland were very much drier, with rainfall amounts ranging from 10-50% in the midlands of typical levels for this time of year.

Soil moisture deficits continue to range from 50-82mm across all land types, leading to a continued compromised grass growth in many farms. Most recent Pasturebase Ireland data indicates a further drop in average growth being recorded across the region over the past number of days, with an average growth rate of 36 and 45 kg DM/ha/day being recorded in Leinster and Munster respectively. An average low of 15 kg DM/ha/day was recorded for county Dublin.

Further information please contact your local Glanbia representative.

First Published 15 June 2020

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