19/03/2018


Week ending farm notes 19/03/18

Key figures for week ending

19/03/2018

12/03/2018

Cows in milk

410

410

Ave. KgMS/cow/day

1.19

1.19

kgMS/ha/day

3.28

3.31

Ave. Pasture cover (kgDM/ha)

2065

2065

Ave. Growth rates (kgDM/ha/day)

35

43

Round length (whole farm/grazing area)

35 / 30

32 / 27

Soil temperature (ave. oC  @10cm depth)

17.73

19.07

KgDM Pasture offered Dry/milkers

/ M-10

/ M-14

Kg silage/hay fed - ave all cows

4.0

0.0

Kg PKE fed - ave all cows

3.6

2.9

kg Maize fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

kg Crop fed - ave all cows

0.0

0.0

Ave. Supplement used (kgDM/cow/day)

7.6

2.9

SCC

177

169











Milk Production - Week ending 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 412 411 410 410 410 410 +66
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 2 2 2 2 +2
Number of cows in big herd 245 245 245 247 247 201 -3
Number of cows in small herd 160 160 160 155 155 203 +73
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -10
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 8 7 7 10 10 9 +9
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.16 1.12 1.11 1.21 1.19 1.19 +.05
KgMS/cow YTD 329.00 336.00 344.00 351.00 361.00 368.00 -27
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 2736.00 3546.00 2951.00 3897.00 2923.00 +224.16
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 137637.00 140372.00 143920.00 146870.00 150768.00 153691.00 -6290
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.18 3.10 3.00 3.34 3.34 3.30 +.68
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 927.00 946.00 970.00 990.00 1016.00 1036.00 -50
Protein/Fat ratio 0.72 0.72 0.71 0.72 0.69 0.68 -
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 191 207 208 174 169 177 -71




Animal Health - Week ending 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.11 4.11 4.03 4.03 4.03 4.08 -.02
BCS (average heifers) 4.09 4.09 4.06 4.06 4.06 4.08 -.02
Treatment/sick herd 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 1 2 2 0 2 2 -
Lame cows - YTD 86 88 90 90 92 94 -10
Mastitis - new cases 3 2 2 2 1 1 -3
Mastitis - YTD 59 61 63 65 66 67 -4
Number of cows on penicillin 4 3 2 2 1 1 -3
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 52 69 69 59 60 75 -12
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5
Culls - YTD 25 25 25 25 25 25 -46
Deaths - new cases 0 1 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 5 5 5 5 5 -3






Pasture Production - Week ending 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2494 2651 2107 2102 2065 2065 +34
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 52 59 53 51 43 35 +7
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1475 1525 1500 1525 1475 +25
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3000 2950 3262 3270 2800 2820 +220
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 3.70 4.20 4.50 4.80 4.70 4.20 +1.6
Round length 40 35 33 31 31 35 -22
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.10 0.10 0.50 1.90 2.90 3.60 +1.1
PKE YTD 128.70 116.10 117.60 123.10 131.40 141.80 +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 1.70 0.00 4.00 -3
Silage usage YTD 74.30 0.00 74.30 74.30 74.30 85.90 -167
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 -137.6
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 39.20 35.70 35.30 17.40 20.30 53.20 -13.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 288.20 290.00 304.50 311.70 320.10 342.00 -148.9


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 12/02/2018 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 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) 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 +30.6
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 20 19 16 14 23 42 +24
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 19/02/2018 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 18.55 18.55 19.75 19.75 18.96 17.48 -2.82
Rainfall 4.80 4.80 5.00 5.00 17.40 7.80 +1.6
Rainfall Season-to-Date 1031.40 1036.20 1044.00 1044.00 1061.40 1069.20 +104.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 18.84 18.84 19.43 19.43 19.07 17.73 -3.49
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 33.29 33.29 32.95 32.95 33.15 33.48 +6.19


















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