29/10/2018


Week ending farm notes 29-10-18

 

 

 











Milk Production - Week ending 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 8/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 407 407 407 406 406 406 +1
Springer herd/dry cows 2 2 2 0 0 0 -1
Number of cows in big herd 250 250 250 242 250 250 +5
Number of cows in small herd 145 150 150 143 145 145 -5
Number of cows in colostrum herd 9 9 9 17 8 8 -5
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 3 3 3 3 3 3 +3
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.08 2.05 2.02 2.02 2.04 2.05 +.18
KgMS/cow YTD 116.00 131.00 145.00 158.00 172.00 186.00 -26
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5850.00 5807.40 5648.00 5559.00 5604.80 5700.70 +457.7
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 47124.00 52901.00 58550.00 64109.00 69714.00 75414.00 -10613
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.63 5.59 5.50 5.40 5.44 5.53 +.43
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 318.00 356.00 397.00 435.00 473.00 512.00 -72
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.76 0.77 0.76 0.77 0.79 +.02
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 141 152 148 139 146 147 +32




Animal Health - Week ending 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.20 4.20 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.26 4.08 4.08 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 2 3 4 1 0 2 +2
Lame cows - YTD 38 41 45 46 46 48 -
Mastitis - new cases 1 0 5 2 3 1 -
Mastitis - YTD 21 21 26 28 31 32 -1
Number of cows on penicillin 1 1 5 2 3 1 -
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 27 28 33 35 38 39 -
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 4 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 8 8 8 12 12 12 -
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 4 4 4 5 5 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2444 2011 2185 2263 2267 2417 +250
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 74 60 74 74 69 79 +11
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1500 1500 1480 1480 1450 -50
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3050 3000 2900 3000 3000 3050 +50
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 6.22 6.03 6.11 7.02 6.70 6.70 +.53
Round length 24 25 24 21 22 22 -2
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
PKE YTD 76.20 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 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 -80
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 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 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 24.60 KgN/ 25.70 % 28.40 KgN/ 18.30 % 23.60 KgN/ 26.20 % 46.00 KgN/ 3.80 % 26.30 KgN/ 28.20 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % -28.20 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 48.20 53.50 59.50 61.30 68.70 68.70 -8.9
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 N N N -
Paddocks effluent applied 31 37 14
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 25/09/2018 2/10/2018 8/10/2018 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 13.94 10.50 13.24 11.83 13.29 14.24 -1.66
Rainfall 15.00 8.40 8.00 41.00 0.00 19.40 +14.2
Rainfall Season-to-Date 499.60 508.00 516.00 557.00 557.00 576.40 -31.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 14.87 13.57 15.70 15.54 16.36 16.59 -2.04
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 28.75 32.15 33.71 34.50 32.00 29.48 -2.46


















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