20/12/2018


Week ending farm notes 17-12-18

 

 

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Milk Production - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
Cow's in milk 405 405 406 405 404 403 +59
Springer herd/dry cows 1 1 0 1 0 0 -
Number of cows in big herd 245 245 240 235 235 235 +31
Number of cows in small herd 150 150 155 155 155 155 +25
Number of cows in colostrum herd 13 13 13 12 12 11 +1
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.87 1.79 1.82 1.70 1.61 1.60 +.46
KgMS/cow YTD 212.00 225.00 238.00 249.00 261.00 272.00 -123
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5243.00 5033.00 5151.00 4791.60 4518.00 4843.00 +2144.16
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 86027.00 91060.00 96211.00 101002.00 105506.00 110348.00 -49633
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 5.10 4.90 5.00 4.65 4.40 4.70 +2.08
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 584.00 618.00 653.00 686.00 716.00 749.00 -337
Protein/Fat ratio 0.77 0.77 0.79 0.79 0.76 0.78 +.1
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 115 122 125 132 145 143 -105




Animal Health - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.20 4.20 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.08 4.08 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 0 0 0 2 1 3 +1
Lame cows - YTD 5 48 48 50 51 54 -50
Mastitis - new cases 1 0 0 2 1 1 -3
Mastitis - YTD 34 34 33 36 37 38 -33
Number of cows on penicillin 0 0 0 2 1 1 -3
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 41 41 39 43 44 45 -42
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 1 -4
Culls - YTD 12 12 12 12 12 13 -58
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 1 1 0 -
Deaths - YTD 5 5 5 6 7 7 -1




Pasture Production - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2167 2167 2194 2328 2070 2184 +153
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 68 67 80 87 77 81 +53
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1500 1520 1520 1520 1500 +50
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3000 2950 2970 2880 3100 3050 +450
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 6.17 7.01 6.63 6.68 6.34 6.63 +4.03
Round length 24 21 22 21 23 22 -35
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2.5
PKE YTD 77.90 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 131.80 131.50 131.50 131.50 131.50 131.50 -121.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 130.00 130.00 154.00 154.00 196.00 196.00 -74
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 -63
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 212.40 212.40 212.40 212.40 212.40 213.80 -277.1


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 27.40 KgN/ 4.90 % 24.70 KgN/ 29.60 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 3.40 90.80 90.80 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 Y Y Y Y Y N -
Paddocks effluent applied 17 20 3 31 28 0 -18
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 0.00 -




Climate - Week ending 13/11/2018 20/11/2018 27/11/2018 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 15.90 15.86 13.78 17.72 16.49 19.02 -1.28
Rainfall 5.20 4.20 58.20 33.00 40.80 78.40 +72.2
Rainfall Season-to-Date 608.00 612.20 670.40 703.40 744.20 822.60 -142.4
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 18.63 19.03 17.30 19.12 19.99 21.40 +.18
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 31.94 29.33 32.22 35.22 35.98 36.28 +8.99


















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