12/12/2017


Week ending farm notes

 

Key figures for week ending

04/12/2017

27/11/2017

Cows in milk

417

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.52

1.59

kgMS/ha/day

4.30

4.50

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2383

2258

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

64

57

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

40 / 37

27 / 23

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

19.8

18.6

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-18

/ M-17.5

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

0.0

0.0

SCC

97

95

 











Milk Production - Week ending 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
Cow's in milk 418 418 417 417 417 417 +13
Springer herd/dry cows 4 1 1 1 1 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 261 261 261 261 261 256 +21
Number of cows in small herd 156 155 154 156 156 156 +1
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 2 2 2 0 0 5 +5
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.75 1.76 1.73 1.59 1.52 1.55 -.06
KgMS/cow YTD 190.00 203.00 215.00 226.00 237.00 248.00 -13
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5040.00 5087.00 5047.00 4666.00 4455.00 4511.00 -7
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 79951.00 85037.00 90084.00 94750.00 99205.00 103718.00 -1788
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.90 4.90 4.90 4.50 4.30 4.40 -
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 539.00 573.00 607.00 638.00 668.00 699.00 -17
Protein/Fat ratio 0.75 0.76 0.77 0.77 0.78 0.73 -.03
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 104 110 90 95 97 102 -43




Animal Health - Week ending 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 +.01
BCS (average heifers) 4.02 4.22 4.22 4.06 4.06 4.06 -.04
Treatment/sick herd 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lame cows - new cases 5 4 0 0 8 0 -1
Lame cows - YTD 63 63 63 63 71 71 +22
Mastitis - new cases 1 0 1 0 0 1 -
Mastitis - YTD 35 35 36 36 36 37 +1
Number of cows on penicillin 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 31 31 31 31 31 32 -8
Culls - new cases 0 3 1 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 18 20 20 20 20 20 +8
Deaths - new cases 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1
Deaths - YTD 3 3 4 4 4 4 -3






Pasture Production - Week ending 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2488 2220 2308 2258 2383 2351 +281
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 85 80 82 57 69 50 -27
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1475 1525 1475 1475 1500 -20
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3150 3500 3352 4200 4042 3207 +107
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.00 5.00 5.50 5.60 3.70 4.50 -1.84
Round length 30 29 27 26 40 33 +10
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 +1.5
PKE YTD 90.60 90.60 90.60 90.60 90.60 95.00 +17.1
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 +11
Average silage (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Silage usage YTD 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 -57.2
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -196
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.50 +10.5
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 175.90 175.90 175.90 175.90 175.90 180.30 -32.1


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 20.70 KgN/ 11.90 % 26.50 KgN/ 6.40 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 93.70 95.40 95.40 95.40 95.40 95.40 +4.6
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 14 13 12 15 31 39 +11
Application Depth (mm) 12.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 13/11/2017 20/11/2017 23/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 13.83 14.82 0.00 18.72 18.36 19.93 +3.44
Rainfall 11.40 6.00 0.00 6.40 69.60 0.00 -40.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 676.60 682.60 676.60 683.00 752.80 752.80 +8.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 15.80 14.01 0.00 16.87 19.82 20.71 +.72
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 33.80 33.45 0.00 33.12 33.05 32.67 -3.31


















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