21/08/2018


Week ending farm notes 21-08-18

 











Milk Production - Week ending 16/07/2018 23/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 21/08/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 169 231 301 331 348 348 -57
Springer herd/dry cows 185 91 108 78 61 61 +60
Number of cows in big herd 99 90 250 509 221 216 -29
Number of cows in small herd 0 178 0 104 108 121 -29
Number of cows in colostrum herd 80 49 42 14 18 10 -3
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 3 4 4 6 2 2 +2
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.73 1.95 2.06 1.99 2.09 2.18 +.31
KgMS/cow YTD 2.00 6.00 14.00 24.00 35.00 48.00 -164
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 630.30 1669.00 3402.00 3977.00 4608.00 4987.00 -256
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 630.30 2299.00 5701.00 9678.00 14286.00 19273.00 -66754
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 0.85 1.90 2.90 3.80 4.40 4.80 -.3
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 4.00 15.00 38.00 65.00 96.00 130.00 -454
Protein/Fat ratio 0.79 0.75 0.72 0.71 0.71 0.70 -.07
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 131 166 193 189 177 162 +47




Animal Health - Week ending 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 21/08/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 5.30 5.00 5.00 4.70 4.60 4.95 +.75
BCS (average heifers) 5.50 5.75 5.50 5.25 5.00 4.95 +.87
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 2 6 2 0 0 -
Lame cows - YTD 2 4 10 12 12 13 -35
Mastitis - new cases 1 2 4 6 2 0 -1
Mastitis - YTD 1 3 7 13 15 15 -18
Number of cows on penicillin 3 2 1 1 0 2 +1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 3 5 10 17 19 21 -18
Culls - new cases 0 6 1 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 1 7 8 8 8 8 -4
Deaths - new cases 0 2 2 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 0 2 4 4 4 4 -1




Pasture Production - Week ending 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 21/08/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2304 2254 2222 2236 2217 2244 +77
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 20 26 27 27 35 42 -26
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1320 1350 1325 1350 1450 1450 -50
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 4050 4200 3800 3600 3200 3200 +200
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 1.89 2.01 2.00 2.20 3.20 3.70 -2.47
Round length 79 74 74 67 46 40 +16
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 21/08/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 1.80 1.80 1.80 2.40 2.30 1.80 +1.8
PKE YTD 39.90 45.00 50.20 57.10 63.50 68.80 -9.1
Average maize (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Maize YTD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Average silage (kg/cow/day) 3.30 4.50 3.00 3.20 3.50 2.00 +2
Silage usage YTD 82.40 96.60 105.20 114.30 124.30 130.10 -1.7
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -150
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 35.70 44.10 33.60 39.20 40.30 27.00 +27
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 110.70 143.80 157.50 173.60 190.00 201.10 -11.3


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 20/08/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 24.80 KgN/ 3.80 % 25.00 KgN/ 6.60 % 24.80 KgN/ 11.50 % 23.80 KgN/ 21.20 % -25.00 KgN/ 12.10 % 25.00 KgN/ 12.10 % -16.10 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 20.00 22.00 24.00 29.20 32.20 35.30 -42.3
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 8.00 7.00 0.00 8.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N N N N Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 0 0 0 0 0 28 +11
Application Depth (mm) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 16/07/2018 24/07/2018 31/07/2018 6/08/2018 13/08/2018 21/08/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 9.80 9.98 9.00 10.40 9.18 10.77 -5.13
Rainfall 32.20 38.60 15.60 42.00 20.40 28.00 +22.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 224.80 263.40 279.00 321.00 439.20 375.80 -232.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 9.23 10.36 9.13 10.02 9.59 10.53 -8.1
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 0.00 0.00 0.00 36.49 36.48 36.42 +4.48


















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