20/11/2018


Week ending farm notes 19-11-18

Weaned calves on cocksfoot

 

Cocksfoot new grass off for testing

 

Test results

 











Milk Production - Week ending 8/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 407 406 406 406 405 405 +61
Springer herd/dry cows 2 0 0 0 1 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 250 250 250 245 245 245 +41
Number of cows in small herd 150 145 145 150 150 150 +20
Number of cows in colostrum herd 9 8 8 7 13 13 +3
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 3 3 3 4 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.02 2.04 2.05 1.93 1.87 1.79 +.65
KgMS/cow YTD 145.00 172.00 186.00 199.00 212.00 225.00 -170
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5648.00 5604.80 5700.70 5370.00 5243.00 5033.00 +2334.16
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 58550.00 69714.00 75414.00 80784.00 86027.00 91060.00 -68921
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.50 5.44 5.53 5.20 5.10 4.90 +2.28
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 397.00 473.00 512.00 548.00 584.00 618.00 -468
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.77 0.79 0.77 0.77 0.77 +.09
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 148 146 147 140 115 122 -126




Animal Health - Week ending 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.40 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 +.1
BCS (average heifers) 4.26 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.08 -.02
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 1 0 2 0 0 0 -2
Lame cows - YTD 46 46 48 48 5 48 -56
Mastitis - new cases 2 3 1 1 1 0 -4
Mastitis - YTD 28 31 32 33 34 34 -37
Number of cows on penicillin 2 3 1 1 0 0 -4
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 35 38 39 41 41 41 -46
Culls - new cases 4 0 0 0 0 0 -5
Culls - YTD 12 12 12 12 12 12 -59
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 4 5 5 5 5 5 -3




Pasture Production - Week ending 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2263 2267 2417 2093 2167 2167 +136
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 74 69 79 77 68 67 +39
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1480 1480 1450 1520 1500 1500 +50
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3000 3000 3050 3000 3000 2950 +350
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 7.02 6.70 6.70 6.66 6.17 7.01 +4.41
Round length 21 22 22 22 24 21 -36
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.00 0.00 -2.5
PKE YTD 76.20 76.20 76.20 77.90 77.90 77.90 -55.9
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 -7
Silage usage YTD 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.50 -121.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 70.00 70.00 70.00 130.00 130.00 130.00 -140
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 -66.5
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 210.20 210.20 210.20 212.40 212.40 212.40 -278.5


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 16/10/2018 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 46.00 KgN/ 3.80 % 26.30 KgN/ 28.20 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 33.10 KgN/ 40.50 % 27.40 KgN/ 4.90 % 24.70 KgN/ 29.60 % 29.60 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 61.30 68.70 68.70 82.10 3.40 90.80 -1.1
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N N N N Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 0 0 0 0 17 20 +2
Application Depth (mm) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 30/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 13.29 14.24 0.00 13.16 15.90 15.86 -4.44
Rainfall 0.00 19.40 0.00 26.40 5.20 4.20 -2
Rainfall Season-to-Date 557.00 576.40 557.00 602.80 608.00 612.20 -352.8
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 16.36 16.59 0.00 16.17 18.63 19.03 -2.19
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 32.00 29.48 0.00 34.96 31.94 29.33 +2.04


















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