17/09/2019


16-9-19 data table

17-9-19 wedgeWeek ending 16/9/19 farm notes:











Milk Production - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 358 377 387 392 402 405 +3
Springer herd/dry cows 52 30 20 14 3 0 -3
Number of cows in big herd 209 223 198 240 250 255 +5
Number of cows in small herd 128 140 179 144 144 145 +1
Number of cows in colostrum herd 21 14 5 8 6 1 -5
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 5 0 2 4 +2
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.09 2.10 2.10 2.10 2.08 2.04 -.04
KgMS/cow YTD 36.00 49.00 63.00 76.00 90.00 104.00 +14
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4756.00 5199.30 5361.00 5539.00 5709.00 5709.00 -
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 14907.50 20106.80 25693.80 31232.80 36941.80 42650.00 +5708.2
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.60 5.00 5.40 5.40 5.50 5.50 -
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 101.00 136.00 174.00 212.00 250.00 289.00 +39
Protein/Fat ratio 0.71 0.73 0.76 0.75 0.78 0.75 -.03
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 108 115 121 115 113 117 +4




Animal Health - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.80 4.50 -.3
BCS (average heifers) 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.50 4.25 -.25
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 5 0 0 1 1
Lame cows - new cases 44 7 6 6 7 5 -2
Lame cows - YTD 18 65 71 77 87 89 +2
Mastitis - new cases 2 1 1 0 3 2 -1
Mastitis - YTD 16 17 18 18 21 23 +2
Number of cows on penicillin 2 2 2 2 2 3 +1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 17 19 21 23 25 28 +3
Culls - new cases 7 0 0 1 1 0 -1
Culls - YTD 9 9 9 10 11 11 -
Deaths - new cases 1 3 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 2 5 5 5 5 5 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2229 2152 2139 2125 2151 2212 +61
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 43 31 49 46 61 65 +4
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1500 1500 1550 1500 1500 -
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 4000 3250 2900 2900 2900 3000 +100
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 3.20 3.80 5.24 5.40 5.70 6.48 +.78
Round length 46 39 28 27 26 23 -3
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.70 0.10 0.80 0.20 0.50 1.80 +1.3
PKE YTD 8.00 8.20 9.20 9.60 11.10 17.80 +6.7
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) 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Silage usage YTD 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 -
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 83.70 84.20 86.60 87.70 91.10 107.50 +16.4
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 34.30 34.50 35.50 36.00 37.40 44.10 +6.7


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 29.90 KgN/ 35.90 % 28.70 KgN/ 16.90 % 25.00 KgN/ 28.50 % 32.10 KgN/ 23.70 % 30.90 KgN/ 11.50 % -12.20 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 15.00 25.70 30.60 37.70 45.30 48.90 +3.6
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n Y Y Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 2 4 2 4 3 4 +1
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 13/08/2019 20/08/2019 27/08/2019 3/09/2019 10/09/2019 17/09/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 11.33 9.37 10.92 10.02 12.05 11.17 -.88
Rainfall 37.80 15.40 30.40 10.80 36.60 5.60 -31
Rainfall Season-to-Date 245.20 260.60 291.00 301.80 338.40 344.00 +5.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 10.66 9.72 10.19 10.65 12.08 11.25 -.83
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 38.68 37.54 38.44 36.94 38.74 36.74 -2


















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