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Te Puke

System Type: 3
Bay of Plenty
Last Update:
21 September 2016

DairyNZ Comment:

21 Sep 2016
  • Mating management with a restricted budget reinforces the importance of heat detection. Retaining the calving pattern and the fertility of the herd for future years is an important part of regaining momentum as milk price lifts. Mating management should be business as usual with little to be gained from making “cuts”. In some cases, where calving pattern targets have not been met, doing more than usual is probably required. Most of the investment is time, not cash. Have simple systems in place, with people clear about their roles and actions required. Alterations such as once a day milking, or 3 milking’s in 2 days, need to be handled with care as they can disrupt heat detection routines and timing of insemination in relation to standing heat.  The evidence that short term reductions in milking frequency enhance fertility is not strong.

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  • Date Collected

    21 Sep 2016

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    53 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2095 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    83 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    99 %

  • MS/cow

    2.00 kgs

  • MS/ha

    5.70 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    292 kgs

  • Rotation

    25 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    56 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    4 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    420 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.86 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


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