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Northern Southland (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 4
Southland/South Otago
Last Update:
18 February 2018

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  • Date Collected

    18 Feb 2018

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    54 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2024 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    28 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    - %

  • MS/cow

    1.75 kgs

  • MS/ha

    - kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    916 kgs

  • Rotation

    33 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    5.5 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.65 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME


Farm walk notes:

Grass growth has really increased in last couple of days. The 28 ml of rain we got last week will keep that going. Cows are milking well: 1.75 kg MS/cow. Grass is lush and when the grass silage proportion in the diet will be reduced, we will try to get some extra fibre into the cows.          We are planning to do some pasture renewal (grass-to-grass), but it is getting quite late now. Ideally we like to have the grass sown before March 1.  We are still waiting on some drainage to go in and mole ploughing. 
The autumn feed budget is tight. We are still trying to find grazing for the R2s until May. The empties are booked in to leave early March. Pregnancy test will be on Friday and from there we can plan for winter. The support block is growing well at the moment, so we are hopeful to get some extra feed from this area.

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