12/02/2019


Week ending farm notes 12-2-19

 

Burn off on top terrace sand below (spot the duck!) then tonight's pre-graze and wedge.

 

 











Milk Production - Week ending 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 402 402 397 397 397 396 +19
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 0 0 0 0 -30
Number of cows in big herd 220 220 220 220 220 220 -3
Number of cows in small herd 160 160 160 160 165 165 +25
Number of cows in colostrum herd 21 21 21 17 12 11 -3
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.56 1.46 1.51 1.59 1.47 1.44 -.66
KgMS/cow YTD 304.00 314.00 324.00 335.00 345.00 355.00 +308
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4333.40 4072.00 4204.00 4393.00 4076.00 3952.00 -509.3
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 123093.00 127165.00 131369.00 135763.00 139801.00 143753.00 +124384.2
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.20 3.90 4.10 4.30 4.00 3.83 -1.17
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 836.00 863.00 892.00 922.00 949.00 976.00 +845
Protein/Fat ratio 0.76 0.75 0.73 0.70 0.69 0.69 -.04
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 143 144 153 143 160 176 +45




Animal Health - Week ending 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 -1
BCS (average heifers) 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 -1
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 3 8 5 4 3 4 -3
Lame cows - YTD 68 76 81 85 86 92 +27
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 0 2 0 4 +3
Mastitis - YTD 43 45 45 47 47 51 +34
Number of cows on penicillin 0 2 2 2 1 4 +2
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 50 52 54 56 58 66 +47
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 1 +1
Culls - YTD 13 13 18 18 18 19 +10
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3
Deaths - YTD 9 9 9 9 9 9 +4




Pasture Production - Week ending 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2024 1986 2083 2164 2101 2051 -101
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 67 51 45 45 27 24 -7
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1500 1475 1530 1490 1490 1500 -
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2900 2800 2720 2800 2800 2650 -600
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.60 5.80 4.50 4.10 4.24 3.70 -.1
Round length 26 26 33 36 35 40 +1
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 0.00 2.30 2.70 2.70 2.70 +2.6
PKE YTD 77.90 77.90 84.00 91.50 99.00 99.00 +90.8
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 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.00 +3
Silage usage YTD 131.50 131.50 138.00 144.90 153.30 161.60 +149.1
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 272.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 285.00 +285
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 21.00 31.50 64.80 64.40 60.90 60.90 -23.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 236.30 249.00 274.70 300.30 324.40 348.60 +314.1


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 7/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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/ 0.00 % -35.90 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 90.80 90.80 91.90 91.90 91.90 91.90 +66.2
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n Y N Y Y N N -
Paddocks effluent applied 16 3 27 29
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 8/01/2019 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 19.74 20.24 18.60 19.22 22.14 20.35 +10.98
Rainfall 0.00 15.00 8.80 3.00 0.00 0.00 -15.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 888.60 903.60 919.40 922.40 922.40 922.40 +661.8
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 24.05 22.78 21.50 21.06 22.35 22.81 +13.09
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 30.10 27.76 33.60 31.05 27.72 26.06 -11.48


















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