Hedgehope (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 3
Southland/South Otago
Last Update:
09 November 2018

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09 Nov 2018
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  • Date Collected

    09 Nov 2018

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    57 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2572 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    45 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    2.14 kgs

  • MS/ha

    - kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    430 kgs

  • Rotation

    20 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    1 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.9 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME


Farm walk notes:

I have had my round going pretty quick by my standards, but this latest cold snap with 40ml of rain in 6 hours has put a real dampener on it….pun intended. Baleage paddocks are probably past being able to graze now as I was hoping to have them done about 2 weeks ago which would of put them back in my round in another week or so. But weather is weather, and I guess we just have to adjust. I'm sitting right on my feed wedge line which would be all good except the growth rate has plummeted below demand, so we really need to get some sun soon or I'll be feeding baleage whist having some locked up which seems a bit silly. I’m expecting production to drop off soon as the grass is very stressed with the moisture and cooler temps which is starting to make it go stalky and shoot to seed right from down low. The next 2 weeks will be quite a balancing act. The Southland saying I was told when I moved down here was, ‘Southland weather will get you down but not let you down....’ well Southland it's time to prove yourself haha.

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