2/04/2018


April 2

 

 











Milk Production - Week ending 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 410 410 410 410 410 378 -26
Springer herd/dry cows 2 2 2 2 2 2 +2
Number of cows in big herd 245 247 247 201 201 200 -35
Number of cows in small herd 160 155 155 203 203 171 +16
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 7 10 10 9 9 9 +9
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.11 1.21 1.19 1.19 1.15 1.14 -.47
KgMS/cow YTD 344.00 351.00 361.00 368.00 377.00 383.00 +122
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 3546.00 2951.00 3897.00 2923.00 3731.70 2566.80 -1951.2
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 143920.00 146870.00 150768.00 153691.00 157423.00 159982.00 +54476
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.00 3.34 3.34 3.30 3.18 2.93 -1.47
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 970.00 990.00 1016.00 1036.00 1061.00 1078.00 +362
Protein/Fat ratio 0.71 0.72 0.69 0.68 0.67 0.68 -.08
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 208 174 169 177 197 223 +78




Animal Health - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.03 4.03 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.10 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.06 4.06 4.08 3.90 3.90 3.95 -.15
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 2 2 0 0 0 -1
Lame cows - YTD 90 92 94 94 94 94 +45
Mastitis - new cases 2 1 1 0 0 0 -1
Mastitis - YTD 65 66 67 67 67 67 +31
Number of cows on penicillin 2 1 1 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 59 60 75 75 75 75 +35
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 32 +32
Culls - YTD 25 25 25 25 5 57 +45
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Deaths - YTD 5 5 5 5 5 5 -2




Pasture Production - Week ending 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2107 2102 2065 2065 2044 2113 +43
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 53 51 43 35 34 43 -34
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1525 1500 1525 1475 1475 1475 -45
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3262 3270 2800 2820 2812 2700 -400
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.50 4.80 4.70 4.20 4.00 3.36 -2.98
Round length 33 31 31 35 37 44 +21
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.50 1.90 2.90 3.60 3.60 3.60 +3.6
PKE YTD 117.60 123.10 131.40 141.80 152.20 161.80 +83.9
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 1.70 0.00 4.00 4.00 5.00 +5
Silage usage YTD 74.30 74.30 74.30 85.90 97.40 110.70 -20.8
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 -63.6
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 35.30 17.40 20.30 53.20 53.20 60.20 +60.2
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 304.50 311.70 320.10 342.00 363.90 386.80 +174.4


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 26/02/2018 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 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) 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 126.80 +36
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 16 14 23 42 31 32 +4
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.75 19.75 18.96 17.48 18.36 17.81 +1.32
Rainfall 5.00 5.00 17.40 7.80 24.60 4.00 -36.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 1044.00 1044.00 1061.40 1069.20 1093.80 1097.80 +353.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 19.43 19.43 19.07 17.73 18.58 18.78 -1.21
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.95 32.95 33.15 33.48 32.80 32.98 -3


















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  • Louise Cook
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  • Owl Farm
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