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Matata

Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Bay of Plenty
Last Update:
28 September 2016

DairyNZ Comment:

28 Sep 2016
  • Plans to make silage were postponed due to weather. Risks from the delay are that the paddock is now more than 40 days since its last grazing, and silage quality and pasture regrowth from this paddock will be declining. For every week harvesting is delayed is likely to reduce silage quality by 0.5 MJME/kg DM. On the rest of the farm pasture growth is above feed demand so residuals slowly creep up. More area will need to be dropped out from the rotation shortening the rotation length. While little can be done about the weather, keep monitoring pasture covers, and produce feed wedges weekly to make sure that rotation lengths and pasture covers remain in the right zone. www.dairynz.co.nz/publications/farmfacts/farm-management/farmfact-1-14/

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  • Date Collected

    28 Sep 2016

  • Soil temp

    15.2

  • Growth

    60 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2051 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    90 mm

  • BCS

    4.6

  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    1.85 kgs

  • MS/ha

    6.14 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    320 kgs

  • Rotation

    22 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    51 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    6 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    528 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.5 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -