30/04/2018


Week ending farm notes 30-04-2018

 











Milk Production - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 410 378 261 260 148 125 -23
Springer herd/dry cows 2 2 84 84 197 220 +23
Number of cows in big herd 201 200 135 135 140 124 -16
Number of cows in small herd 203 171 120 120 0 0 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 9 9 8 8 8 1 -7
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.15 1.14 1.11 1.06 1.06 1.00 -.06
KgMS/cow YTD 377.00 383.00 389.00 393.00 398.00 399.00 +1
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 3731.70 2566.80 2801.00 1636.80 1823.00 762.00 -1061
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 157423.00 159982.00 162784.00 164400.00 166223.00 166984.00 +761
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.18 2.93 2.36 1.84 1.50 0.90 -.6
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 1061.00 1078.00 1097.00 1108.00 1120.00 1125.00 +5
Protein/Fat ratio 0.67 0.68 0.70 0.71 0.74 0.74 -
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 197 223 299 271 279 331 +52




Animal Health - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.08 4.10 4.20 4.20 4.22 4.20 -.02
BCS (average heifers) 3.90 3.95 4.00 4.35 4.35 4.35 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 4 0 -4
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 94 94 94 94 94 94 -
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 0 1 1 1 -
Mastitis - YTD 67 67 70 71 72 73 +1
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 1 1 1 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 75 75 78 79 80 81 +1
Culls - new cases 0 32 35 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 25 57 97 92 92 92 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 5 5 5 5 5 5 -






Pasture Production - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2044 2113 2160 2142 2106 2176 +70
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 34 43 40 34 33 45 +12
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1475 1450 1300 1329 1350 +21
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2812 2700 2873 3124 3200 3160 -40
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.00 3.36 3.37 3.43 3.83 2.81 -1.02
Round length 37 44 41 43 39 53 +14
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 3.60 3.60 2.30 1.30 2.00 1.50 -.5
PKE YTD 152.20 161.80 167.30 170.50 175.30 179.00 +3.7
Average maize (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Maize YTD 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 -
Average silage (kg/cow/day) 4.00 5.00 3.80 4.50 3.50 4.40 +.9
Silage usage YTD 97.40 110.70 119.70 130.70 139.20 149.80 +10.6
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 53.20 60.20 42.70 40.60 38.50 41.50 +3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 363.90 386.80 401.30 415.50 428.80 443.10 +14.3


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 31.90 KgN/ 38.20 % 31.90 KgN/ 21.60 % 31.90 KgN/ 10.10 % -11.50 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 141.30 144.50 +3.2
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n Y Y Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 31 32 17 18 19 3 -16
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 16/04/2018 23/04/2018 30/04/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 18.36 17.81 16.01 14.29 14.37 14.95 +.58
Rainfall 24.60 4.00 0.60 33.40 5.00 33.60 +28.6
Rainfall Season-to-Date 1093.80 1097.80 1098.40 1131.80 1136.80 1170.40 +33.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 18.58 18.78 17.47 15.31 15.40 14.95 -.45
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.80 32.98 32.60 33.35 33.60 33.72 +.12


















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