Masterton (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 5
Lower North Island
Last Update:
12 October 2018

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12 Oct 2018
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  • Date Collected

    12 Oct 2018

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    67 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2372 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    19 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    2.31 kgs

  • MS/ha

    - kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    734 kgs

  • Rotation

    22 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    8.25 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    4.28 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME


Farm walk notes:

The grass is really growing now, with supply obviously well ahead of demand. With confidence now in growth rates and the APC above 2350, I will start with some Grass2Grass renewal, aiming to have 20% of platform done by early Feb. We will start with paddocks with less reliable irrigation(sprinklers) and leave pivot irrigated paddocks to later on. Paddocks are generally producing well less than the average in our annual records (sub 13/14tnDM/ha pa). Have 230 R2s on hand that are acting as a cleanup mob as required. We would normally be premowing but are short staffed, so using the heifers to ensure residuals are not compromised. Cutting silage this week on the support blocks, which will be put into stack(s) on the dairy platform.

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