25/02/2019


Week ending farm notes 25-02-19

Pics show OAD cows for BCS yesterday and top of wedge, 2600kgDM/ha with spore count 65K

 











Milk Production - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
Cow's in milk 397 397 397 396 396 396 +52
Springer herd/dry cows 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Number of cows in big herd 220 220 220 220 220 220 +16
Number of cows in small herd 160 160 165 165 161 161 +31
Number of cows in colostrum herd 21 17 12 11 11 11 +1
Number of Cows in the Treatment/Sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
KgMS/cow/day (cows in the vat only) 1.51 1.59 1.47 1.44 1.42 1.33 +.19
KgMS/cow YTD 324.00 335.00 345.00 355.00 365.00 374.00 -21
Milk production for week ending (kgMS) 4204.00 4393.00 4076.00 3952.00 3880.20 3635.00 +936.16
Total milk production - YTD (kgMS) 131369.00 135763.00 139801.00 143753.00 147633.00 151268.00 -8713
Milk production per ha (kgMS/ha/day) 4.10 4.30 4.00 3.83 3.60 3.50 +.88
Total milk production per ha - YTD (kgMS/ha/YTD) 892.00 922.00 949.00 976.00 1002.00 1027.00 -59
Protein/Fat ratio 0.73 0.70 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.68 -
Bulk Milk SCC (SCC x 1000) 153 143 160 176 188 182 -66




Animal Health - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
BCS (average whole herd) 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.10 -
BCS (average heifers) 4.10 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.10 -
Treatment/sick herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lame cows - new cases 5 4 3 4 1 0 -2
Lame cows - YTD 81 85 86 92 93 92 -12
Mastitis - new cases 0 2 0 4 2 3 -1
Mastitis - YTD 45 47 47 51 53 56 -15
Number of cows on penicillin 2 2 1 4 2 3 -1
Number of cows on penicillin YTD 54 56 58 66 68 71 -16
Culls - new cases 0 0 0 1 0 0 -5
Culls - YTD 18 18 18 19 19 19 -52
Deaths - new cases 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Deaths - YTD 8 8 8 8 8 8 -




Pasture Production - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
Average pasture cover (kgDM/ha) 2083 2164 2101 2051 1966 1961 -70
Average pasture growth rates (kgDM/day) 45 45 27 24 22 29 +1
Lowest post graze residual (kgDM/ha) 1530 1490 1490 1500 1490 1510 +60
Highest pre graze cover (kgDM/ha) 2720 2800 2800 2650 2600 2600 -
Average area grazed/day for milkers (ha) 4.50 4.10 4.24 3.70 4.46 3.60 +1
Round length 33 36 35 40 33 40 -17
Total Biomass Measured (kgDM) )




Supplementary Use - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
Average PKE (kg/cow/day) 2.30 2.70 2.70 2.70 3.00 2.50 -
PKE YTD 84.00 91.50 99.00 99.00 114.70 121.60 -12.2
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) 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 6.00 -1
Silage usage YTD 138.00 144.90 153.30 161.60 88.80 186.50 -66.4
Silage Harvested Tonnes (DM) 272.00 272.00 272.00 285.00 285.60 285.60 +15.6
Total Supplement Feed (per cow kgDM) 64.80 64.40 60.90 60.90 62.70 79.80 +13.3
Total Supplement YTD (Tonnes) 274.70 300.30 324.40 348.60 373.40 405.00 -85.9


Nitrogen and Gibberellic Acid - Week ending 21/01/2019 28/01/2019 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 18/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
kgN applied per ha/% of farm 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 % 0.00 KgN/ 0.00 % 0.00 %
kgN applied YTD (average kgN/ha) 91.90 91.90 91.90 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 N N Y -
Paddocks effluent applied 27 29 29 +11
Application Depth (mm) 18.00 18.00 18.00 -




Climate - Week ending 5/02/2019 12/02/2019 13/02/2019 18/02/2019 19/02/2019 25/02/2019 Variance
Temperature (ave. °C) 22.14 20.35 19.86 20.26 20.26 19.02 -1.28
Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.20 15.00 +8.8
Rainfall Season-to-Date 922.40 922.40 922.60 922.60 922.60 937.60 -27.4
Soil temperature (ave. °C at 10cm depth) 22.35 22.81 22.70 24.45 24.45 22.18 +.96
Soil Moisture(% at 10cm depth) 27.72 26.06 25.78 25.04 25.04 24.42 -2.87


















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