31/07/2018


Week ending farm notes 30-07-18

 











Milk Production - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 23/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 3 14 80 169 231 301 +70
Springer herd/dry cows 416 405 339 185 91 108 +17
Number of cows in big herd 0 0 0 99 90 250 +160
Number of cows in small herd 0 0 0 0 178 0 -178
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 80 49 42 -7
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 4 15 83 3 4 4 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.73 1.95 2.06 +.11
KgMS/cow YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 6.00 14.00 +8
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 630.30 1669.00 3402.00 +1733
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 630.30 2299.00 5701.00 +3402
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.85 1.90 2.90 +1
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 15.00 38.00 +23
Protein/Fat ratio 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.79 0.75 0.72 -.03
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 0 0 0 131 166 193 +27




Animal Health - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 5.30 5.30 5.30 5.30 5.00 5.00 -
BCS (average heifers) 5.40 5.40 5.40 5.50 5.75 5.50 -.25
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 2 0 2 6 +4
Lame cows - YTD 0 0 2 2 4 10 +6
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 0 1 2 4 +2
Mastitis - YTD 0 0 0 1 3 7 +4
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 3 2 1 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 0 0 0 3 5 3 -2
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 6 1 -5
Culls - YTD 1 1 1 1 7 8 +1
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 1 1 -
Deaths - YTD 0 0 0 0 1 2 +1




Pasture Production - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2352 2386 2346 2304 2254 2222 -32
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 19 23 20 20 26 27 +1
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1320 1300 3850 4050 4200 3800 -400
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3800 3700 1300 1320 1350 1325 -25
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 1.76 1.28 1.39 1.89 2.01 2.00 -.01
Round length 84 115 107 79 74 74 -
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 2.20 0.20 0.70 1.10 1.30 1.40 +.1
PKE YTD 24.00 24.60 26.60 29.60 33.80 14.00 -19.8
Average maize (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Maize YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Average silage (kg/cow/day) 4.50 4.50 3.70 3.30 4.50 3.00 -1.5
Silage usage YTD 49.90 63.10 73.90 82.40 96.60 105.20 +8.6
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 46.90 32.80 30.80 31.10 40.70 31.00 -9.7
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 76.10 89.80 102.80 114.10 132.60 145.30 +12.7


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 24.80 KgN/ 76.60 % 24.80 KgN/ 3.80 % 25.00 KgN/ 6.60 % 24.80 KgN/ 11.50 % 4.90 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 0.00 0.00 19.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 +2
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.00 7.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N N N N N -
Paddocks effluent applied
Application Depth (mm) -




Climate - Week ending 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 9.85 6.79 8.37 9.80 9.98 9.00 -.98
Rainfall 27.20 32.20 26.80 32.20 38.60 15.60 -23
Rainfall Season-to-Date 133.60 165.80 192.60 224.80 263.40 279.00 +15.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 10.19 8.08 8.12 9.23 10.36 9.13 -1.23
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -


















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