14/05/2019


Week ending farm notes 14-05-19

Pics show supply versus demand budget and new scenarios that we are making decsions from.

 











Milk Production - Week ending 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 22/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 254 167 167 0 0 0 -
Springer herd/dry cows 83 0 0 336 422 422 -
Number of cows in big herd 248 163 165 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in small herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 13 4 2 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 0.92 0.94 0.90 0.80 0.00 0.00 -
KgMS/cow YTD 410.00 413.00 416.00 418.00 417.00 417.00 -
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 1856.06 1253.50 1170.27 895.12 0.00 0.00 -
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 166034.00 167287.00 168457.00 169351.00 169359.00 169359.00 -
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 1.57 1.37 0.98 0.87 0.00 0.00 -
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 1127.00 1136.00 1144.00 1150.00 1150.00 1150.00 -
Protein/Fat ratio 0.68 0.68 0.67 0.68 0.00 0.00 -
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 300 306 291 318 0 0 -




Animal Health - Week ending 1/04/2019 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.30 4.52 4.52 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.30 4.52 4.52 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 104 104 105 105 105 105 -
Mastitis - new cases 1 1 0 0 0 1 +1
Mastitis - YTD 76 77 77 77 77 78 +1
Number of cows on penicillin 1 1 0 0 0 1 +1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 92 93 93 94 94 95 +1
Culls - new cases 7 0 1 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 78 78 79 79 79 79 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 9 9 9 9 9 9 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 22/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2061 2038 2103 2154 2254 2326 +72
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 19 18 24 31 39 47 +8
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1450 1450 1430 1300 1300 1450 +150
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2850 2700 2850 3102 3317 3750 +433
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 2.10 1.78 1.51 2.00 1.14 2.15 +1.01
Round length 70 83 98 74 129 69 -60
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 22/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 3.00 2.70 3.40 3.10 2.00 2.20 +.2
PKE YTD 158.10 164.40 172.50 179.90 185.50 192.00 +6.5
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) 5.80 3.90 4.20 4.20 3.50 2.00 -1.5
Silage usage YTD 294.50 303.50 313.40 323.30 333.10 339.00 +5.9
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 270.00 270.00 270.00 270.00 270.00 270.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 82.60 46.00 53.50 51.40 38.40 29.30 -9.1
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 557.90 573.00 591.30 608.60 623.70 636.10 +12.4


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 22/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 30.40 KgN/ 6.10 % 30.40 KgN/ 50.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 30.00 KgN/ 28.60 % 28.60 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 100.00 115.10 115.10 115.10 115.10 124.70 +9.6
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 26 24 1 43 +42
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 8/04/2019 15/04/2019 22/04/2019 29/04/2019 7/05/2019 14/05/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 14.58 13.49 12.56 14.46 10.79 14.51 +3.72
Rainfall 0.00 16.60 19.00 12.20 1.20 12.60 +11.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 983.80 1000.40 1019.40 1031.60 1032.80 1051.60 +18.8
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 17.28 15.29 14.30 14.78 11.85 14.20 +2.35
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 25.39 27.05 28.30 32.87 32.81 31.77 -1.04


















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