Masterton (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 5
Region:
Lower North Island
Last Update:
13 February 2019

DairyNZ Comment:

13 Feb 2019
  • It’s getting dry! Pasture covers are looking low around the region and no significant rain is on the near forecast. Prepare a feed budget to determine the feed deficit. Match feed demand to feed supply by:

    1. Reducing feed demand by:

    • Getting rid of obvious culls such as empties and obligatory culls as soon as culling information is available
    • Targeting at risk cows for drying off: cows with low BCS (3.5 or less), younger cows and lower producers
    • Grazing-off all non-milking 'keep' cows.

    2. Increasing feed supply:

    • Apply N fertiliser when it rains.

    Purchase supplements at a price that will give an economic milk response.

    There is a Managing Through The Dry workshop on Friday 22nd at the Parkvale Hall, 11am-1pm, come along to get some top tips as well as complete your feed budget and action plan and calculate how much you can pay for supplement. Please RSVP to Abby on 021 244 3428.

     

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  • Date Collected

    13 Feb 2019

  • Soil temp

    20

  • Growth

    21 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    1994 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    2 mm

  • BCS

    -

  • % in milk

    - %

  • MS/cow

    1.37 kgs

  • MS/ha

    6.00 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    - kgs

  • Rotation

    50 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    16 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    - su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -