System Type: 4
Last Update:
20 January 2021

DairyNZ Comment:

20 Jan 2021
  • I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. Last week saw some unsettled weather on the West Coast with persistent thunderstorms and blustery winds. This rain should be enough to get the areas that were beginning to experience the consequences of decreased soil moisture levels a much needed boost.

    Mating will be done for most by now, and it is timely to start thinking about booking in aged pregnancy testing. Talk to your vet regarding this. It may also pay to be mindful of securing space at works for known cull animals as the world is still experiencing the effects of Covid-19 which may have a flow on effect to our meat processors. There is no harm in being proactive with this.

    We have some great events coming up over the next few weeks. DairyNZ is supporting Beef & Lamb NZ with a field day at Ikamatua on the 16th February about Facial Eczema. West Coast Vets will be there to give out some tips and tricks for identifying and managing this potentially devastating disease. Register at

    SMASH is being held in Karamea on the 10th February with topics including effluent, supplementary feeding, and variable milking frequencies. Paul Edwards a Scientist at DairyNZ will outline some of the practicalities of OAD and alternative variable milking options. He will also talk about the latest research on 3in2 milking at different stages of lactation and the effect of different 3in2 milking times at peak lactation. This information will help you to identify the options that will best suit your business and make the switch successfully.

    Book your tickets at


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  • Date Collected

    20 Jan 2021

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    19 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    1999 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    35 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    1.67 kgs

  • MS/ha

    3.90 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    650 kgs

  • Rotation

    23 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    0 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    - su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME