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South Head (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 4
Last Update:
16 February 2018

DairyNZ Comment:

16 Feb 2018
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  • Date Collected

    16 Feb 2018

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    70 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2150 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    87 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    - %

  • MS/cow

    1.0 kgs

  • MS/ha

    - kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    - kgs

  • Rotation

    20 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    3 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.5 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME


Farm walk notes:

We have a large range in post-grazing residuals due to the mowing or mulching of approximately half of the farm to tidy up last autumn's kikuyu base that we have been farming on top of for the season. We are about to spray out 10 ha which we had surface drainage work done on in an effort to limit the amount of ponding during winter/spring. We plan to drill some tetraploid italian ryegrass into this area, we may need to power-harrow some areas of the drainage spoil to help with contouring and create seed bed.  We plan to bale 16 ha of kikuyu residual trash on Monday (19 Feb) so that it does not stay rotting on the paddock and inhibit regrowth and also our autumn sowing plan.

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