16/01/2018


Week ending farm notes

Key figures for week ending

15/01/2018

08/01/2018

Cows in milk

417

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.31

1.30

kgMS/ha/day

3.68

3.64

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2267

2190

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

47

45

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

42 / 38

39 / 36

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

0.00

0.00

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-12

/ M-14.5

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

1.4

3.0

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

4.0

1.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

5.4

4.0

SCC

178

151











Milk Production - Week ending 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 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 256 256 256 256 253 250 +250
Number of cows in small herd 156 156 156 156 153 153 +153
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 5 5 5 5 12 15 +14
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.55 1.54 1.47 1.39 1.30 1.32 +1.32
KgMS/cow YTD 248.00 258.00 268.00 277.00 287.00 297.00 +297
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4511.00 4483.00 4279.50 4147.00 3775.50 2816.00 +2816
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 103718.00 180202.00 112841.00 116988.00 120214.00 12030.00 +12030
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.40 4.30 4.13 3.91 3.64 3.70 +3.7
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 699.00 729.00 758.00 790.00 810.00 836.00 +836
Protein/Fat ratio 0.73 0.71 0.69 0.69 0.66 0.65 +.65
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 102 121 109 169 151 178 +178




Animal Health - Week ending 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 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 0 1 0 2 3 2 +2
Lame cows - YTD 71 72 72 74 77 79 +79
Mastitis - new cases 1 2 0 3 0 2 +2
Mastitis - YTD 37 39 39 42 42 44 +44
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 32 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 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2351 2412 2237 2184 2190 2267 -179
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 50 53 35 31 45 47 +22
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1475 1475 1475 1475 1500 +180
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3207 3600 3200 3200 3650 3350 -370
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.50 4.20 4.50 3.30 3.80 3.55 +1.73
Round length 33 36 33 45 39 42 -39
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.50 2.50 1.00 2.00 3.00 1.40 -.8
PKE YTD 95.00 102.30 105.20 111.10 119.80 123.90 +112.9
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) 10.50 17.50 7.00 14.00 28.00 37.80 -9.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 180.30 187.60 190.50 196.40 208.10 223.90 +167.4


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 95.40 117.10 117.10 117.10 122.40 122.40 +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 39 31 23 22 21 24
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 12/12/2017 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.93 19.64 19.43 17.96 19.54 20.82 +8.73
Rainfall 0.00 1.00 6.40 9.40 37.20 0.00 -36.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 752.80 753.80 760.20 769.60 824.60 824.60 +720.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 20.71 20.03 20.25 19.68 55.00 21.84 +11.14
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.67 32.15 31.73 30.66 33.34 33.11 +33.11


















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