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Owl Farm

Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
13 January 2017

DairyNZ Comment:

13 Jan 2017
  • Facial eczema spore counts have started with counts of 25,000 in some cases.

    This is the time to implement the FE prevention plan. If spraying pasture with fungicides do it early when counts are low (<20,000). Repeat in 6 weeks if necessary.

    Zinc dosing through the water supply should be well underway with doses increasing as spore counts rise. Water leakage is a significant cause of cows not getting enough zinc intake from the water supply. Check for leaks.

    Pick some paddocks on your farm where spore count trends are monitored each week. Use regional spore counts as a guide only for what could be happening on your farm.

    Have actions prepared for any sudden elevation on spore counts to danger levels.

    This could include some oral Zinc dosing, feeding supplements or crops, and/or grazing paddocks that have been sprayed with fungicide.

     

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  • Date Collected

    13 Jan 2017

  • Soil temp

    17.8

  • Growth

    23 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2066 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    6.4 mm

  • BCS

    4.3

  • % in milk

    97 %

  • MS/cow

    1.67 kgs

  • MS/ha

    4.64 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    807 kgs

  • Rotation

    25 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    281 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    117 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    0 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    438 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.85 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -