7/01/2019


Week ending farm notes 7-1-19

 











Milk Production - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 405 404 403 403 402 402 +402
Springer herd/dry cows 1 0 0 0 0 0 -422
Number of cows in big herd 235 235 235 235 220 220 +220
Number of cows in small herd 155 155 155 155 160 160 +160
Number of cows in colostrum herd 12 12 11 11 21 21 +21
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.70 1.61 1.60 1.58 1.56 1.56 +1.56
KgMS/cow YTD 249.00 261.00 272.00 283.00 296.00 304.00 -113
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4791.60 4518.00 4843.00 4066.00 5613.60 4333.40 +4333.4
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 101002.00 105506.00 110348.00 114415.00 120007.40 123093.00 -46266
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.65 4.40 4.70 3.94 4.23 4.20 +4.2
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 686.00 716.00 749.00 777.00 814.70 836.00 -314
Protein/Fat ratio 0.79 0.76 0.78 0.75 0.76 0.76 +.76
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 132 145 143 166 144 143 +143




Animal Health - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 -.42
BCS (average heifers) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 -.42
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 2 1 3 6 5 3 +3
Lame cows - YTD 50 51 54 60 65 68 -37
Mastitis - new cases 2 1 1 3 2 0 -1
Mastitis - YTD 36 37 38 41 43 43 -35
Number of cows on penicillin 2 1 1 3 2 0 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 43 44 45 48 50 50 -45
Culls - new cases 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 12 12 13 13 13 13 -66
Deaths - new cases 1 2 0 0 1 0 -
Deaths - YTD 6 8 8 8 9 9 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2328 2070 2184 2234 2461 2024 -302
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 87 77 81 68 75 67 +20
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1520 1520 1500 1520 1520 1500 +50
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2880 3100 3050 2900 3000 2900 -850
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 6.68 6.34 6.63 5.30 5.90 5.60 +3.45
Round length 21 23 22 27 25 26 -43
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2.2
PKE YTD 77.90 77.90 77.90 77.90 77.90 77.90 -114.1
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 -2
Silage usage YTD 131.50 131.50 131.50 131.50 131.50 131.50 -207.5
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 154.00 196.00 196.00 206.00 206.00 272.00 +2
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 0.00 0.00 3.50 14.00 21.00 21.00 -8.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 212.40 212.40 213.80 219.50 227.90 236.30 -399.8


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % -28.60 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 90.80 90.80 90.80 90.80 90.80 90.80 -33.9
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n Y Y N Y Y Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 31 28 0 33 3 16 -27
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 0.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 3/12/2018 11/12/2018 20/12/2018 24/12/2018 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 17.72 16.49 19.02 18.80 18.83 19.74 +5.23
Rainfall 33.00 40.80 78.40 71.00 35.00 0.00 -12.6
Rainfall Season-to-Date 703.40 744.20 822.60 853.60 888.60 888.60 -163
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 19.12 19.99 21.40 22.70 21.78 24.05 +9.85
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 35.22 35.98 36.28 35.50 35.05 30.10 -1.67


















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