16/07/2018


Week ending farm notes 16-07-18











Milk Production - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 0 1 3 14 80 119 +39
Springer herd/dry cows 419 418 416 405 339 185 -154
Number of cows in big herd 0 0 0 0 0 99 +99
Number of cows in small herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 80 +80
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 1 4 15 83 3 -80
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.73 +1.73
KgMS/cow YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 +2
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 630.30 +630.3
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 630.30 +630.3
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.85 +.85
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 +4
Protein/Fat ratio 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.79 +.79
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 0 0 0 0 0 131 +131




Animal Health - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.81 4.81 5.30 5.30 5.30 5.30 -
BCS (average heifers) 5.40 5.40 5.40 5.40 5.40 5.50 +.1
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2
Lame cows - YTD 0 0 0 0 2 2 -
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 1 +1
Mastitis - YTD 0 0 0 0 0 1 +1
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 3 +3
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 0 0 0 0 0 3 +3
Culls - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 0 0 0 0 0 0 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2427 2446 2352 2386 2346 2304 -42
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 22 25 19 23 20 20 -
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1300 1320 1320 1300 3850 4050 +200
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3530 3720 3800 3700 1300 1320 +20
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 1.77 1.82 1.76 1.28 1.39 1.89 +.5
Round length 84 81 84 115 107 79 -28
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.90 2.20 2.20 0.20 0.70 1.10 +.4
PKE YTD 11.00 11.00 24.00 24.60 26.60 29.60 +3
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) 4.00 4.50 4.50 4.50 3.70 3.30 -.4
Silage usage YTD 23.50 36.70 49.90 63.10 73.90 82.40 +8.5
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 41.30 47.10 46.90 32.80 30.80 31.10 +.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 36.70 56.50 76.10 89.80 102.80 114.10 +11.3


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 24.80 KgN/ 76.60 % 24.80 KgN/ 3.80 % -72.80 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.00 20.00 +1
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N N N N N -
Paddocks effluent applied
Application Depth (mm) -




Climate - Week ending 12/06/2018 18/06/2018 25/06/2018 2/07/2018 9/07/2018 16/07/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 9.12 12.09 9.85 6.79 8.37 9.80 +1.43
Rainfall 24.80 38.80 27.20 32.20 26.80 32.20 +5.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 67.60 106.40 133.60 165.80 192.60 224.80 +32.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 9.67 10.70 10.19 8.08 8.12 9.23 +1.11
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -


















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