27/12/2017


Week ending farm notes

Key figures for week ending

25/12/2017

18/12/2017

Cows in milk

417

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.47

1.54

kgMS/ha/day

4.13

4.33

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2237

2412

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

35

53

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

33 / 30

35 / 32

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

19.43

19.64

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-15.5

/ M-15.5

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

1.0

2.5

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

1.0

2.5

SCC

109

121











Milk Production - Week ending 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
Cow's in milk 417 417 417 417 417 417 +416
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 1 1 1 1 -417
Number of cows in big herd 261 261 261 256 256 256 +256
Number of cows in small herd 154 156 156 156 156 156 +156
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 2 0 0 5 5 5 +4
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.73 1.59 1.52 1.55 1.54 1.47 +1.47
KgMS/cow YTD 215.00 226.00 237.00 248.00 258.00 268.00 +268
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5047.00 4666.00 4455.00 4511.00 4483.00 4279.50 +4279.5
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 90084.00 94750.00 99205.00 103718.00 180202.00 112841.00 +112841
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.90 4.50 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.13 +4.13
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 607.00 638.00 668.00 699.00 729.00 758.00 +758
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.77 0.78 0.73 0.71 0.69 +.69
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 90 95 97 102 121 109 +109




Animal Health - Week ending 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 -.7
BCS (average heifers) 4.22 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 -1.34
Treatment/sick herd 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 8 0 1 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 63 63 71 71 72 72 +72
Mastitis - new cases 1 0 0 1 2 0 -
Mastitis - YTD 36 36 36 37 39 39 +39
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 31 31 31 32 32 32 +32
Culls - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Culls - YTD 20 20 20 20 20 20 +19
Deaths - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 +4






Pasture Production - Week ending 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2308 2258 2383 2351 2412 2237 -209
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 82 57 69 50 53 35 +10
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1525 1475 1475 1500 1475 1475 +155
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3352 4200 4042 3207 3600 3200 -520
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.50 5.60 3.70 4.50 4.20 4.50 +2.68
Round length 27 26 40 33 36 33 -48
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 2.50 1.00 -1.2
PKE YTD 90.60 90.60 90.60 95.00 102.30 105.20 +94.2
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 -4.5
Silage usage YTD 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 74.30 +37.6
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.50 17.50 7.00 -40.1
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 175.90 175.90 175.90 180.30 187.60 190.50 +134


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 33.60 KgN/ 64.60 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 95.40 95.40 95.40 95.40 117.10 117.10 +117.1
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n Y Y Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 12 15 31 39 31 23
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 23/11/2017 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 0.00 18.72 18.36 19.93 19.64 19.43 +7.34
Rainfall 0.00 6.40 69.60 0.00 1.00 6.40 -30.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 676.60 683.00 752.80 752.80 753.80 760.20 +655.8
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 0.00 16.87 19.82 20.71 20.03 20.25 +9.55
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 0.00 33.12 33.05 32.67 32.15 31.73 +31.73


















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