18/02/2019


Week ending farm notes 18-2-19

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Milk Production - Week ending 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 402 397 397 397 396 396 +396
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 0 0 0 0 -422
Number of cows in big herd 220 220 220 220 220 220 +220
Number of cows in small herd 160 160 160 165 165 161 +161
Number of cows in colostrum herd 21 21 17 12 11 11 +11
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.46 1.51 1.59 1.47 1.44 1.42 +1.42
KgMS/cow YTD 314.00 324.00 335.00 345.00 355.00 365.00 -52
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4072.00 4204.00 4393.00 4076.00 3952.00 3880.20 +3880.2
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 127165.00 131369.00 135763.00 139801.00 143753.00 147633.00 -21726
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 3.90 4.10 4.30 4.00 3.83 3.60 +3.6
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 863.00 892.00 922.00 949.00 976.00 1002.00 -148
Protein/Fat ratio 0.75 0.73 0.70 0.69 0.69 0.68 +.68
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 144 153 143 160 176 188 +188




Animal Health - Week ending 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 -.52
BCS (average heifers) 4.10 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 -.52
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 8 5 4 3 4 1 +1
Lame cows - YTD 76 81 85 86 92 93 -12
Mastitis - new cases 0 0 2 0 4 2 +1
Mastitis - YTD 45 45 47 47 51 53 -25
Number of cows on penicillin 2 2 2 1 4 2 +1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 52 54 56 58 66 68 -27
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 0 1 0 -
Culls - YTD 13 18 18 18 19 19 -60
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 9 9 9 9 9 9 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 1986 2083 2164 2101 2051 1966 -360
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 51 45 45 27 24 22 -25
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1475 1530 1490 1490 1500 1490 +40
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2800 2720 2800 2800 2650 2600 -1150
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 5.80 4.50 4.10 4.24 3.70 4.46 +2.31
Round length 26 33 36 35 40 33 -36
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 0.00 2.30 2.70 2.70 2.70 3.00 +.8
PKE YTD 77.90 84.00 91.50 99.00 99.00 114.70 -77.3
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 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 +1
Silage usage YTD 131.50 138.00 144.90 153.30 161.60 88.80 -250.2
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 272.00 272.00 272.00 272.00 285.00 285.60 +15.6
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 31.50 64.80 64.40 60.90 60.90 62.70 +33.4
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 249.00 274.70 300.30 324.40 348.60 373.40 -262.7


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 14/01/2019 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % -28.60 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 90.80 91.90 91.90 91.90 91.90 91.90 -32.8
GA applied (20gm/ha) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -
Effluent applied            
Effluent Applied y/n N Y Y N N N -
Paddocks effluent applied 3 27 29
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 13/02/2019 18/02/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 18.60 19.22 22.14 20.35 19.86 20.26 +5.75
Rainfall 8.80 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.20 -12.4
Rainfall Season-to-Date 919.40 922.40 922.40 922.40 922.60 922.60 -129
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 21.50 21.06 22.35 22.81 22.70 24.45 +10.25
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 33.60 31.05 27.72 26.06 25.78 25.04 -6.73


















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  • Louise Cook
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  • Owl Farm
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