3/12/2018


Week ending farm notes 3-12-18

 

Pre-grazing this week 











Milk Production - Week ending 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 406 406 405 405 406 405 +61
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 1 1 0 1 +1
Number of cows in big herd 250 245 245 245 240 235 +31
Number of cows in small herd 145 150 150 150 155 155 +25
Number of cows in colostrum herd 8 7 13 13 13 12 +2
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 3 4 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 2.05 1.93 1.87 1.79 1.82 1.70 +.56
KgMS/cow YTD 186.00 199.00 212.00 225.00 238.00 249.00 -146
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5700.70 5370.00 5243.00 5033.00 5151.00 4791.60 +2092.76
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 75414.00 80784.00 86027.00 91060.00 96211.00 101002.00 -58979
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.53 5.20 5.10 4.90 5.00 4.65 +2.03
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 512.00 548.00 584.00 618.00 653.00 686.00 -400
Protein/Fat ratio 0.79 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.79 0.79 +.11
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 147 140 115 122 125 132 -116




Animal Health - Week ending 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.10 4.10 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.08 4.10 4.10 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 2 0 0 0 0 2 -
Lame cows - YTD 48 48 5 48 48 50 -54
Mastitis - new cases 1 1 1 0 0 2 -2
Mastitis - YTD 32 33 34 34 33 36 -35
Number of cows on penicillin 1 1 0 0 0 2 -2
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 39 41 41 41 39 43 -44
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 1 +1
Deaths - YTD 5 5 5 5 5 6 -2




Pasture Production - Week ending 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2417 2093 2167 2167 2194 2328 +297
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 79 77 68 67 80 87 +59
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1450 1520 1500 1500 1520 1520 +70
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3050 3000 3000 2950 2970 2880 +280
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 6.70 6.66 6.17 7.01 6.63 6.68 +4.08
Round length 22 22 24 21 22 21 -36
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2.5
PKE YTD 76.20 77.90 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 131.80 131.80 131.80 131.50 131.50 131.50 -121.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 70.00 130.00 130.00 130.00 154.00 154.00 -116
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -66.5
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 210.20 212.40 212.40 212.40 212.40 212.40 -278.5


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 29/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 68.70 82.10 3.40 90.80 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 Y Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 0 0 17 20 3 31 +13
Application Depth (mm) 0.00 0.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 30/10/2018 5/11/2018 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 0.00 13.16 15.90 15.86 13.78 17.72 -2.58
Rainfall 0.00 26.40 5.20 4.20 58.20 33.00 +26.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 557.00 602.80 608.00 612.20 670.40 703.40 -261.6
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 0.00 16.17 18.63 19.03 17.30 19.12 -2.1
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 0.00 34.96 31.94 29.33 32.22 35.22 +7.93


















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