19/02/2018


Week ending farm notes

 

Key figures for week ending

19/02/2018

12/02/2018

Cows in milk

411

412

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.12

1.16

kgMS/ha/day

3.08

3.18

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2651

2494

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

59

52

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

33 / 24

40 / 30

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

21.54

21.56

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-13.5

/ M-13

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

0.1

0.1

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

5.0

5.5

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

5.1

5.6

SCC

207

191











Milk Production - Week ending 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 417 412 412 412 412 411 +151
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 1 1 1 1 -83
Number of cows in big herd 250 253 250 241 245 245 +110
Number of cows in small herd 153 152 149 155 160 160 +40
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 15 7 7 17 8 7 -1
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.32 1.31 1.19 1.13 1.16 1.12 +.06
KgMS/cow YTD 297.00 306.00 314.00 321.00 329.00 336.00 -57
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 2816.00 3766.00 3378.00 3193.00 2736.00 +1099.2
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 12030.00 127797.00 13174.00 13466.00 137637.00 140372.00 -24028
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.70 3.60 3.30 3.10 3.18 3.10 +1.26
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 836.00 861.00 884.00 905.00 927.00 946.00 -162
Protein/Fat ratio 0.65 0.67 0.68 0.71 0.72 0.72 +.01
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 178 160 193 217 191 207 -64




Animal Health - Week ending 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 4.11 -.09
BCS (average heifers) 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.09 4.09 -.26
Treatment/sick herd 4 4 4 4 0 4 4
Lame cows - new cases 2 0 1 5 1 2 +2
Lame cows - YTD 79 79 80 85 86 88 -6
Mastitis - new cases 2 2 6 4 3 2 +1
Mastitis - YTD 44 46 52 56 59 61 -10
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 4 4 3 +2
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 32 32 32 49 52 69 -10
Culls - new cases 0 5 0 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 20 25 25 25 25 25 -67
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 1 +1
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 5 -






Pasture Production - Week ending 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2267 2390 2472 2494 2494 2651 +509
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 47 50 50 46 52 59 +25
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1475 1500 1525 1500 1475 +175
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3350 3300 3200 32000 3000 2950 -174
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 3.55 2.99 3.60 3.37 3.70 4.20 +.77
Round length 42 50 41 44 40 35 -8
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.40 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.10 -1.2
PKE YTD 123.90 128.40 128.40 128.40 128.70 116.10 -54.4
Average maize (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Maize YTD 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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 0.00 -130.7
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -132.4
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 37.80 46.50 35.00 35.00 39.20 35.70 -4.9
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 223.90 243.10 257.50 272.00 288.20 290.00 -125.5


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 16/01/2018 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 122.40 122.40 122.40 122.40 122.50 122.50 -
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 24 24 25 25 20 19 +1
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 5/02/2018 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 19/02/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 21.09 22.64 18.53 20.14 21.28 18.55 +4.26
Rainfall 23.60 23.00 40.40 62.60 115.00 4.80 -28.6
Rainfall Season-to-Date 848.20 871.20 911.60 972.80 1026.60 1031.40 -100.4
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 22.01 23.37 19.30 21.56 20.15 18.84 +3.53
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 30.99 31.95 34.32 35.09 37.58 33.29 -.06


















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