9/01/2018


Week ending farm notes

Key figures for week ending

08/01/2018

01/01/2018

Cows in milk

417

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.30

1.36

kgMS/ha/day

3.64

3.82

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2190

2184

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

45

31

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

39 / 36

45 / 42

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

0.00

0.00

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-14.5

/ M-15

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

3.0

2.0

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

1.0

0.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

4.0

2.0

SCC

151

167











Milk Production - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 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 261 256 256 256 256 253 +253
Number of cows in small herd 156 156 156 156 156 153 +153
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 5 5 5 5 12 +11
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.52 1.55 1.54 1.47 1.39 1.30 +1.3
KgMS/cow YTD 237.00 248.00 258.00 268.00 277.00 287.00 +287
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4455.00 4511.00 4483.00 4279.50 4147.00 3775.50 +3775.5
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 99205.00 103718.00 180202.00 112841.00 116988.00 120214.00 +120214
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.13 3.91 3.64 +3.64
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 668.00 699.00 729.00 758.00 790.00 810.00 +810
Protein/Fat ratio 0.78 0.73 0.71 0.69 0.69 0.66 +.66
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 97 102 121 109 169 151 +151




Animal Health - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 -.7
BCS (average heifers) 4.06 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 8 0 1 0 2 3 +3
Lame cows - YTD 71 71 72 72 74 77 +77
Mastitis - new cases 0 1 2 0 3 0 -
Mastitis - YTD 36 37 39 39 42 42 +42
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 31 32 32 32 32 32 +32
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Culls - YTD 20 20 20 20 20 20 +19
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 +4






Pasture Production - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2383 2351 2412 2237 2184 2190 -256
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 69 50 53 35 31 45 +20
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1500 1475 1475 1475 1475 +155
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 4042 3207 3600 3200 3200 3650 -70
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 3.70 4.50 4.20 4.50 3.30 3.80 +1.98
Round length 40 33 36 33 45 39 -42
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 1.50 2.50 1.00 2.00 3.00 +.8
PKE YTD 90.60 95.00 102.30 105.20 111.10 119.80 +108.8
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 10.50 17.50 7.00 14.00 28.00 -19.1
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 175.90 180.30 187.60 190.50 196.40 208.10 +151.6


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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 % 23.00 KgN/ 22.90 % 22.90 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 95.40 95.40 117.10 117.10 117.10 122.40 +122.4
GA applied (20gm/ha) 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 31 39 31 23 22 21
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 4/12/2017 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 18.36 19.93 19.64 19.43 17.96 19.54 +7.45
Rainfall 69.60 0.00 1.00 6.40 9.40 37.20 +.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 752.80 752.80 753.80 760.20 769.60 824.60 +720.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 19.82 20.71 20.03 20.25 19.68 55.00 +44.3
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 33.05 32.67 32.15 31.73 30.66 33.34 +33.34


















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