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Te Puke

System Type: 3
Bay of Plenty
Last Update:
30 November 2016

DairyNZ Comment:

30 Nov 2016
  • Indications of surplus grass arriving late this year require decisions about harvesting it as surplus, or pushing it forward for grazing later in the summer. Either way don’t let the herd graze laxly, as clumpy un-grazed pasture is not a good way to have extra cover carried forward into summer.

    During recovery from the extraordinary milk price movements of the last few years, it’s important to undertake a farm business review. This will help position the farm business to meet future milk price behaviour. This will involve calculating a sustainable break-even milk price, a price where you would expect too break-even if the milk price was consistent every year. Review personal and business goals factoring in this price. Benchmark profitability against other farms and establish a pasture use figure (kg DM eaten/ha) against the potential for your district.

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  • Date Collected

    30 Nov 2016

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    63 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2170 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    8 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    - %

  • MS/cow

    1.60 kgs

  • MS/ha

    4.46 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    633 kgs

  • Rotation

    25 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    117 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    1 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    606 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.86 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


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