3/01/2018


Week ending 03-01-18 farm notes

Key figures for week ending

01/01/2018

25/12/2017

Cows in milk

417

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.39

1.47

kgMS/ha/day

3.91

4.13

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2184

2237

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

31

35

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

45 / 42

33 / 30

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

19.68

20.25

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M 15

/ M-15.5

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

2.0

1.0

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)

2.0

1.0

SCC

167

109

 











Milk Production - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 417 417 417 417 417 417 +13
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 1 1 1 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 261 261 256 256 256 256 +21
Number of cows in small herd 156 156 156 156 156 156 +1
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 5 5 5 5 +5
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.59 1.52 1.55 1.54 1.47 1.39 -.22
KgMS/cow YTD 226.00 237.00 248.00 258.00 268.00 277.00 +16
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4666.00 4455.00 4511.00 4483.00 4279.50 4147.00 -371
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 94750.00 99205.00 103718.00 180202.00 112841.00 116988.00 +11482
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.50 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.13 3.91 -.49
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 638.00 668.00 699.00 729.00 758.00 790.00 +74
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.78 0.73 0.71 0.69 0.69 -.07
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 95 97 102 121 109 169 +24




Animal Health - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 +.01
BCS (average heifers) 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 -.04
Treatment/sick herd 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lame cows - new cases 0 8 0 1 0 2 +1
Lame cows - YTD 63 71 71 72 72 74 +25
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 1 2 0 3 +2
Mastitis - YTD 36 36 37 39 39 42 +6
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 31 31 32 32 32 32 -8
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 20 20 20 20 20 20 +8
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 -3






Pasture Production - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2258 2383 2351 2412 2237 2184 +114
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 57 69 50 53 35 31 -46
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1475 1500 1475 1475 1475 -45
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 4200 4042 3207 3600 3200 3200 +100
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.60 3.70 4.50 4.20 4.50 3.30 -3.04
Round length 26 40 33 36 33 45 +22
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 1.50 2.50 1.00 2.00 +2
PKE YTD 90.60 90.60 95.00 102.30 105.20 111.10 +33.2
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 -
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 10.50 17.50 7.00 14.00 +14
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 175.90 175.90 180.30 187.60 190.50 196.40 -16


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 95.40 95.40 95.40 117.10 117.10 117.10 +26.3
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 15 31 39 31 23 22 -6
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 27/11/2017 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 18.72 18.36 19.93 19.64 19.43 17.96 +1.47
Rainfall 6.40 69.60 0.00 1.00 6.40 9.40 -31.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 683.00 752.80 752.80 753.80 760.20 769.60 +25.4
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 16.87 19.82 20.71 20.03 20.25 19.68 -.31
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 33.12 33.05 32.67 32.15 31.73 30.66 -5.32


















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