It is some year for grass, as they say. I have not spread fertiliser in over five weeks and I am still growing over 70kg/DM/ha, with approximately 25 days grazing ahead of me.

A small number of paddocks have gone a bit hard and would really need to be topped to freshen them up a bit. However, seeing as I do not have my own topper, and have not had one for over 20 years, topping on this farm really is a very last resort. I may wean some calves shortly and use the dry cows as toppers.