5/02/2019


Week ending farm notes 4-2-19

 

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Milk Production - Week ending 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 402 402 402 397 397 397 +1
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in big herd 220 220 220 220 220 220 -
Number of cows in small herd 160 160 160 160 160 165 +4
Number of cows in colostrum herd 21 21 21 21 17 12 +1
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.56 1.56 1.46 1.51 1.59 1.47 +.05
KgMS/cow YTD 296.00 304.00 314.00 324.00 335.00 345.00 -20
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 5613.60 4333.40 4072.00 4204.00 4393.00 4076.00 +195.8
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 120007.40 123093.00 127165.00 131369.00 135763.00 139801.00 -7832
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.23 4.20 3.90 4.10 4.30 4.00 +.4
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 814.70 836.00 863.00 892.00 922.00 949.00 -53
Protein/Fat ratio 0.76 0.76 0.75 0.73 0.70 0.69 +.01
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 144 143 144 153 143 160 -28




Animal Health - Week ending 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 5 3 8 5 4 3 +2
Lame cows - YTD 65 68 76 81 85 86 -6
Mastitis - new cases 2 0 0 0 2 0 -2
Mastitis - YTD 43 43 45 45 47 47 -6
Number of cows on penicillin 2 0 2 2 2 1 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 50 50 52 54 56 58 -10
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Culls - YTD 13 13 13 18 18 18 -1
Deaths - new cases 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 8 8 8 8 8 8 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2461 2024 1986 2083 2164 2101 +135
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 75 67 51 45 45 27 +5
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1520 1500 1475 1530 1490 1490 -
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 3000 2900 2800 2720 2800 2800 +200
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.90 5.60 5.80 4.50 4.10 4.24 -.22
Round length 25 26 26 33 36 35 +2
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.30 2.70 2.70 -.3
PKE YTD 77.90 77.90 77.90 84.00 91.50 99.00 -15.7
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 2.00 2.50 3.00 -
Silage usage YTD 131.50 131.50 131.50 138.00 144.90 153.30 +64.5
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 206.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 -13.6
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 21.00 21.00 31.50 64.80 64.40 60.90 -1.8
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 227.90 236.30 249.00 274.70 300.30 324.40 -49


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 3/01/2019 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 23.60 KgN/ 5.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 90.80 90.80 90.80 91.90 91.90 91.90 -
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 N -
Paddocks effluent applied 3 16 3 27 29
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 7/01/2019 8/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.74 19.74 20.24 18.60 19.22 22.14 +1.88
Rainfall 0.00 0.00 15.00 8.80 3.00 0.00 -.2
Rainfall Season-to-Date 888.60 888.60 903.60 919.40 922.40 922.40 -.2
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 24.05 24.05 22.78 21.50 21.06 22.35 -2.1
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 30.10 30.10 27.76 33.60 31.05 27.72 +2.68


















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