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Riverton

Farmwatch
System Type: 2
Region:
Southland/South Otago
Last Update:
19 September 2016

DairyNZ Comment:

19 Sep 2016
  • The sun has been shining all week in Southland/South Otago and the growth rates have increased in response to the warmer weather. With higher pasture growth, farmers need to be vigilant and monitor their pasture growth rate. Working out your average pasture cover is important to ensure you know what target you need to hit at balance date.  This can be calculated by APC = (cow intake X stocking rate X rotation length X 0.5) + target residual.

    With balance date approaching consideration also needs to be made around how you will manage your spring surplus, what paddocks will be shut up and what/ how much supplements will be made. However, careful monitoring is required before locking up surplus paddocks and opening up of rounds as there could be the associated risk of an early false balance date. 

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  • Date Collected

    19 Sep 2016

  • Soil temp

    9.1

  • Growth

    50 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2335 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    12 mm

  • BCS

    4.7

  • % in milk

    88 %

  • MS/cow

    1.98 kgs

  • MS/ha

    5.36 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    - kgs

  • Rotation

    25 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    31.3 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    1 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.8 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -