29/01/2018


Week ending farm notes:

Key figures for week ending

29/01/2018

22/01/2018

Cows in milk

412

412

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.19

1.31

kgMS/ha/day

3.26

3.64

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2472

2390

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

50

50

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

41 / 34

50 / 47

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

23.37

22.01

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-13

/ M-12

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

0.0

1.5

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

5.0

5.1

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

5.0

6.6

SCC

193

160

 











Milk Production - Week ending 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 417 417 417 417 412 412 +8
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 1 1 1 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 256 256 253 250 253 250 +15
Number of cows in small herd 156 156 153 153 152 149 -6
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 5 5 12 15 7 7 +7
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.47 1.39 1.30 1.32 1.31 1.19 -.42
KgMS/cow YTD 268.00 277.00 287.00 297.00 306.00 314.00 +53
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4279.50 4147.00 3775.50 2816.00 3766.00 3378.00 -1140
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 112841.00 116988.00 120214.00 12030.00 127797.00 13174.00 -92332
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.13 3.91 3.64 3.70 3.60 3.30 -1.1
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 758.00 790.00 810.00 836.00 861.00 884.00 +168
Protein/Fat ratio 0.69 0.69 0.66 0.65 0.67 0.68 -.08
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 109 169 151 178 160 193 +48




Animal Health - Week ending 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 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 2 3 2 0 1 -
Lame cows - YTD 72 74 77 79 79 80 +31
Mastitis - new cases 0 3 0 2 2 6 +5
Mastitis - YTD 39 42 42 44 46 52 +16
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 5 0 -
Culls - YTD 20 20 20 20 25 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 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2237 2184 2190 2267 2390 2472 +402
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 35 31 45 47 50 50 -27
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1475 1475 1500 1475 1500 -20
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3200 3200 3650 3350 3300 3200 +100
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.50 3.30 3.80 3.55 2.99 3.60 -2.74
Round length 33 45 39 42 50 41 +18
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.00 2.00 3.00 1.40 1.50 0.00 -
PKE YTD 105.20 111.10 119.80 123.90 128.40 128.40 +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 0.00 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) 7.00 14.00 28.00 37.80 46.50 35.00 +35
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 190.50 196.40 208.10 223.90 243.10 257.50 +45.1


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 117.10 117.10 122.40 122.40 122.40 122.40 +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 23 22 21 24 24 25 -3
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 27/12/2017 3/01/2018 9/01/2018 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.43 17.96 19.54 20.82 21.09 22.64 +6.15
Rainfall 6.40 9.40 55.00 0.00 23.60 23.00 -17.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 760.20 769.60 824.60 824.60 848.20 871.20 +127
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 20.25 19.68 21.06 21.84 22.01 23.37 +3.38
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 31.73 30.66 33.34 33.11 30.99 31.95 -4.03


















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