25/09/2018


Week ending farm notes 24-09-18

 

Full farm feed wedge, in yellow and pink to right of image are paddocks removed from the round for silage.

 

Grazing wedge below, shows remaining feed wedge once silage removed.

 











Milk Production - Week ending 21/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 348 361 378 401 407 407 -
Springer herd/dry cows 61 48 31 8 2 2 -
Number of cows in big herd 216 22 222 249 250 250 -
Number of cows in small herd 121 124 124 129 135 145 +10
Number of cows in colostrum herd 10 7 14 23 22 9 -13
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 2 10 18 2 2 3 +1
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.18 2.23 2.19 2.12 2.09 2.08 -.01
KgMS/cow YTD 48.00 61.00 74.00 88.00 102.00 116.00 +14
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4987.00 5238.00 5445.00 5573.80 5743.40 5850.00 +106.6
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 19273.00 24512.00 29957.00 35531.00 41274.00 47124.00 +5850
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.80 5.00 5.20 5.37 5.53 5.63 +.1
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 130.00 165.00 202.00 239.00 278.00 318.00 +40
Protein/Fat ratio 0.70 0.70 0.74 0.74 0.75 0.77 +.02
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 162 163 162 150 159 141 -18




Animal Health - Week ending 21/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.95 4.60 4.50 4.40 4.40 4.40 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.95 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 3 9 9 2 2 -
Lame cows - YTD 13 16 25 34 36 38 +2
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 2 2 1 1 -
Mastitis - YTD 15 15 17 19 20 21 +1
Number of cows on penicillin 2 0 2 2 1 1 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 21 21 23 25 26 27 +1
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 8 8 8 8 8 8 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 21/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2244 2267 2263 2230 2296 2444 +148
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 42 50 50 49 61 74 +13
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1450 1525 1525 1450 1490 1500 +10
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3200 3050 3201 2900 2890 3050 +160
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 3.70 4.00 4.86 5.20 5.95 6.22 +.27
Round length 40 37 31 29 25 24 -1
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 21/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.80 1.70 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.00 -
PKE YTD 68.80 73.70 73.70 75.30 76.20 76.20 -
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) 2.00 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Silage usage YTD 130.10 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 -
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 27.00 16.30 3.80 2.20 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 201.10 207.70 209.30 210.20 210.20 210.20 -


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 20/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 25.00 KgN/ 12.10 % 24.00 KgN/ 17.00 % 24.00 KgN/ 1.50 % 24.00 KgN/ 16.20 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 24.60 KgN/ 25.70 % 25.70 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 35.30 37.70 38.00 41.90 41.90 48.20 +6.3
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 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 28 15 26 23 38 31 -7
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 21/08/2018 27/08/2018 4/09/2018 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 10.77 9.45 11.02 9.88 12.38 13.94 +1.56
Rainfall 28.00 43.00 57.00 8.80 0.00 15.00 +15
Rainfall Season-to-Date 375.80 418.80 475.80 484.60 484.60 499.60 +15
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 10.53 11.76 12.97 12.81 13.79 14.87 +1.08
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 36.42 36.83 37.10 35.35 31.16 28.75 -2.41


















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