23/07/2019


23-07-19 wedge

Week ending farm notes 22/7/19:











Milk Production - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 2 4 17 93 193 260 +67
Springer herd/dry cows 417 415 402 326 226 158 -68
Number of cows in big herd 0 0 0 42 148 224 +76
Number of cows in small herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 4 17 51 55 36 -19
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.30 1.60 +.3
KgMS/cow YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 6.00 +4
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 757.60 1791.90 +1034.3
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 757.60 2549.50 +1791.9
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.90 1.90 +1
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 17.00 +12
Protein/Fat ratio 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.76 0.78 +.02
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 0 0 0 0 256 199 -57




Animal Health - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 5.20 5.20 5.60 5.60 5.60 5.20 -.4
BCS (average heifers) 5.89 5.89 5.94 6.00 6.00 5.50 -.5
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 0 2 2 7 +5
Mastitis - YTD 0 0 0 2 4 11 +7
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 2 2 7 +5
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 0 0 0 2 4 11 +7
Culls - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 1 +1
Culls - YTD 1 1 1 1 1 2 +1
Deaths - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 1 1 1 1 1 1 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2657 2617 2558 2544 2525 2446 -79
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 28 21 16 23 21 23 +2
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1300 1360 1375 1300 1425 1402 -23
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 4050 4000 3850 3980 3869 4015 +146
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 1.28 1.68 1.70 1.65 1.78 2.06 +.28
Round length 115 88 86 89 83 72 -11
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.40 0.30 -.1
PKE YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 2.70 3.40 +.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) 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.90 0.60 1.20 +.6
Silage usage YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.40 7.10 10.50 +3.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 33.80 33.80 35.20 50.60 57.70 67.70 +10
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 13.80 13.80 0.00 20.70 23.60 27.80 +4.2


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 32.00 KgN/ 17.60 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 -
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 1 2 1 1 -
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 17/06/2019 24/06/2019 1/07/2019 8/07/2019 16/07/2019 23/07/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 11.31 8.63 7.07 9.89 11.28 9.72 -1.56
Rainfall 3.80 14.40 2.00 41.20 32.00 10.60 -21.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 76.40 90.80 92.80 134.00 166.00 176.60 +10.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 11.32 8.99 7.22 9.71 10.44 9.91 -.53
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 34.87 35.99 34.48 36.34 37.28 37.24 -.04


















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