22/01/2018


Week ending farm notes

Key figures for week ending

22/01/2018

15/01/2018

Cows in milk

412

417

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.31

1.32

kgMS/ha/day

3.64

3.68

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2390

2267

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

50

47

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

50 / 47

42 / 38

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

22.01

21.84

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-12

/ M-12

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

1.5

1.4

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

5.1

4.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

6.6

5.4

SCC

160

178











Milk Production - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 417 417 417 417 417 412 +8
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 1 1 1 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 256 256 256 253 250 253 +18
Number of cows in small herd 156 156 156 153 153 152 -3
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 5 5 5 12 15 7 +7
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.54 1.47 1.39 1.30 1.32 1.31 -.3
KgMS/cow YTD 258.00 268.00 277.00 287.00 297.00 306.00 +45
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4483.00 4279.50 4147.00 3775.50 2816.00 3766.00 -752
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 180202.00 112841.00 116988.00 120214.00 12030.00 127797.00 +22291
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.30 4.13 3.91 3.64 3.70 3.60 -.8
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 729.00 758.00 790.00 810.00 836.00 861.00 +145
Protein/Fat ratio 0.71 0.69 0.69 0.66 0.65 0.67 -.09
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 121 109 169 151 178 160 +15




Animal Health - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 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 1 0 2 3 2 0 -1
Lame cows - YTD 72 72 74 77 79 79 +30
Mastitis - new cases 2 0 3 0 2 2 +1
Mastitis - YTD 39 39 42 42 44 46 +10
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 32 32 32 32 32 32 -8
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 5 +5
Culls - YTD 20 20 20 20 20 25 +13
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 -3






Pasture Production - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2412 2237 2184 2190 2267 2390 +320
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 53 35 31 45 47 50 -27
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1475 1475 1475 1500 1475 -45
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3600 3200 3200 3650 3350 3300 +200
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.20 4.50 3.30 3.80 3.55 2.99 -3.35
Round length 36 33 45 39 42 50 +27
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 2.50 1.00 2.00 3.00 1.40 1.50 +1.5
PKE YTD 102.30 105.20 111.10 119.80 123.90 128.40 +50.5
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 0.00 -
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) 17.50 7.00 14.00 28.00 37.80 46.50 +46.5
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 187.60 190.50 196.40 208.10 223.90 243.10 +30.7


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 117.10 117.10 117.10 122.40 122.40 122.40 +31.6
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 31 23 22 21 24 24 -4
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 18/12/2017 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.64 19.43 17.96 19.54 20.82 21.09 +4.6
Rainfall 1.00 6.40 9.40 55.00 0.00 23.60 -17.2
Rainfall Season-to-Date 753.80 760.20 769.60 824.60 824.60 848.20 +104
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 20.03 20.25 19.68 21.06 21.84 22.01 +2.02
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.15 31.73 30.66 33.34 33.11 30.99 -4.99


















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