16/10/2018


Week ending farm notes 16-10-18

 











Milk Production - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 8/10/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 401 407 407 407 407 406 +2
Springer herd/dry cows 8 2 2 2 2 0 +1
Number of cows in big herd 249 250 250 250 250 242 +5
Number of cows in small herd 129 135 145 150 150 143 -
Number of cows in colostrum herd 23 22 9 9 9 17 -4
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 2 2 3 3 3 3 +3
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.12 2.09 2.08 2.05 2.02 2.02 +.15
KgMS/cow YTD 88.00 102.00 116.00 131.00 145.00 158.00 -67
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5573.80 5743.40 5850.00 5807.40 5648.00 5559.00 +405
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 35531.00 41274.00 47124.00 52901.00 58550.00 64109.00 -27477
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.37 5.53 5.63 5.59 5.50 5.40 +.4
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 239.00 278.00 318.00 356.00 397.00 435.00 -187
Protein/Fat ratio 0.74 0.75 0.77 0.76 0.77 0.76 -
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 150 159 141 152 148 139 +33




Animal Health - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.40 +.2
BCS (average heifers) 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 +.18
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 9 2 2 3 4 1 +1
Lame cows - YTD 34 36 38 41 45 46 -2
Mastitis - new cases 2 1 1 0 5 2 +1
Mastitis - YTD 19 20 21 21 26 28 -5
Number of cows on penicillin 2 1 1 1 5 2 +1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 25 26 27 28 33 35 -4
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 4 +4
Culls - YTD 8 8 8 8 8 12 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 4 4 -1




Pasture Production - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2230 2296 2444 2011 2185 2263 +96
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 49 61 74 60 74 74 +6
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1450 1490 1500 1500 1500 1480 -20
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2900 2890 3050 3000 2900 3000 -
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.20 5.95 6.22 6.03 6.11 7.02 +.85
Round length 29 25 24 25 24 21 -3
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
PKE YTD 75.30 76.20 76.20 76.20 76.20 76.20 -1.7
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) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Silage usage YTD 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 -
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 -80
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 210.20 210.20 210.20 210.20 210.20 210.20 -2.2


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 24.00 KgN/ 16.20 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 24.60 KgN/ 25.70 % 28.40 KgN/ 18.30 % 23.60 KgN/ 26.20 % 46.00 KgN/ 3.80 % -24.40 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 41.90 41.90 48.20 53.50 59.50 61.30 -16.3
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 N -
Paddocks effluent applied 23 38 31 37 14
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 11/09/2018 18/09/2018 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 9.88 12.38 13.94 10.50 13.24 11.83 -4.07
Rainfall 8.80 0.00 15.00 8.40 8.00 41.00 +35.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 484.60 484.60 499.60 508.00 516.00 557.00 -51
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 12.81 13.79 14.87 13.57 15.70 15.54 -3.09
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 35.35 31.16 28.75 32.15 33.71 34.50 +2.56


















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