9/04/2018


April 9











Milk Production - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 410 410 410 410 378 261 +1
Springer herd/dry cows 2 2 2 2 2 84 -
Number of cows in big herd 247 247 201 201 200 135 -
Number of cows in small herd 155 155 203 203 171 120 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 10 10 9 9 9 8 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.21 1.19 1.19 1.15 1.14 1.11 +.05
KgMS/cow YTD 351.00 361.00 368.00 377.00 383.00 389.00 -4
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 2951.00 3897.00 2923.00 3731.70 2566.80 2801.00 +1164.2
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 146870.00 150768.00 153691.00 157423.00 159982.00 162784.00 -1616
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.34 3.34 3.30 3.18 2.93 2.36 +.52
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 990.00 1016.00 1036.00 1061.00 1078.00 1097.00 -11
Protein/Fat ratio 0.72 0.69 0.68 0.67 0.68 0.70 -.01
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 174 169 177 197 223 299 +28




Animal Health - Week ending 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.03 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.10 4.20 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.06 4.08 3.90 3.90 3.95 4.00 -.35
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 2 2 0 0 0 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 92 94 94 94 94 94 -
Mastitis - new cases 1 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Mastitis - YTD 66 67 67 67 67 70 -1
Number of cows on penicillin 1 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 60 75 75 75 75 78 -1
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 32 35 +35
Culls - YTD 25 25 25 5 57 97 +5
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 5 5 5 5 5 5 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2102 2065 2065 2044 2113 2160 +18
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 51 43 35 34 43 40 +6
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1525 1475 1475 1475 1450 +150
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3270 2800 2820 2812 2700 2873 -251
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.80 4.70 4.20 4.00 3.36 3.37 -.06
Round length 31 31 35 37 44 41 -2
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) ) 0 0 0




Supplementary Use - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.90 2.90 3.60 3.60 3.60 2.30 +1
PKE YTD 123.10 131.40 141.80 152.20 161.80 167.30 -3.2
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) 1.70 0.00 4.00 4.00 5.00 3.80 -.7
Silage usage YTD 74.30 74.30 85.90 97.40 110.70 119.70 -11
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 132.40 -
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 17.40 20.30 53.20 53.20 60.20 42.70 +2.1
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 311.70 320.10 342.00 363.90 386.80 401.30 -14.2


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 5/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 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) 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 122.50 -
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 14 23 42 31 32 17 -1
Application Depth (mm) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 -




Climate - Week ending 12/03/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 26/03/2018 2/04/2018 9/04/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.75 18.96 17.48 18.36 17.81 16.01 +1.72
Rainfall 5.00 17.40 7.80 24.60 4.00 0.60 -32.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 1044.00 1061.40 1069.20 1093.80 1097.80 1098.40 -33.4
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 19.43 19.07 17.73 18.58 18.78 17.47 +2.16
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.95 33.15 33.48 32.80 32.98 32.60 -.75


















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  • Louise Cook
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  • Owl Farm
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