27/11/2018


Week ending farm notes 26-11-18

Regrowth 4 days after silage cut 

 

Feedwedge 26-11-18











Milk Production - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 406 406 406 405 405 406 +62
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 0 1 1 0 -
Number of cows in big herd 250 250 245 245 245 240 +36
Number of cows in small herd 145 145 150 150 150 155 +25
Number of cows in colostrum herd 8 8 7 13 13 13 +3
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 3 3 4 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.04 2.05 1.93 1.87 1.79 1.82 +.68
KgMS/cow YTD 172.00 186.00 199.00 212.00 225.00 238.00 -157
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5604.80 5700.70 5370.00 5243.00 5033.00 5151.00 +2452.16
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 69714.00 75414.00 80784.00 86027.00 91060.00 96211.00 -63770
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.44 5.53 5.20 5.10 4.90 5.00 +2.38
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 473.00 512.00 548.00 584.00 618.00 653.00 -433
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.79 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.79 +.11
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 146 147 140 115 122 125 -123




Animal Health - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.10 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.10 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Lame cows - YTD 46 48 48 5 48 48 -56
Mastitis - new cases 3 1 1 1 0 0 -4
Mastitis - YTD 31 32 33 34 34 33 -38
Number of cows on penicillin 3 1 1 0 0 0 -4
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 38 39 41 41 41 39 -48
Culls - new cases 0 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 -3




Pasture Production - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2267 2417 2093 2167 2167 2194 +163
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 69 79 77 68 67 80 +52
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1480 1450 1520 1500 1500 1520 +70
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3000 3050 3000 3000 2950 2970 +370
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 6.70 6.70 6.66 6.17 7.01 6.63 +4.03
Round length 22 22 22 24 21 22 -35
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2.5
PKE YTD 76.20 76.20 77.90 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 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.50 131.50 -121.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 70.00 70.00 130.00 130.00 130.00 154.00 -116
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -66.5
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 210.20 210.20 212.40 212.40 212.40 212.40 -278.5


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 23/10/2018 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 68.70 68.70 82.10 3.40 90.80 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 Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 0 0 0 17 20 3 -15
Application Depth (mm) 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 29/10/2018 30/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 14.24 0.00 13.16 15.90 15.86 13.78 -6.52
Rainfall 19.40 0.00 26.40 5.20 4.20 58.20 +52
Rainfall Season-to-Date 576.40 557.00 602.80 608.00 612.20 670.40 -294.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 16.59 0.00 16.17 18.63 19.03 17.30 -3.92
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 29.48 0.00 34.96 31.94 29.33 32.22 +4.93


















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