Ngarua

Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
23 July 2021

DairyNZ Comment:

23 Jul 2021
  • Good effluent management is a combination of having a well-designed effluent system and processes for people that make sure the effluent the system collects is applied to pasture in the right amount at the right time.

    Effluent should not be applied to wet soils to avoid ponding and runoff, therefore effluent storage is essential. Good storage also allows you to apply effluent when it is convenient for you and when the conditions are favourable, not while you are busy during calving, or when the soil is wet, and rain is likely.

    When ponds are full you essentially have no storage and extreme care is needed to avoid ponding or runoff at this time of year.

    Having an Effluent Management Plan available to all personnel on the farm lets everyone know how effluent is to be managed and is a requirement for Fonterra farmers for the Co-operative Difference.

    If you would like a copy of an Effluent Management Plan contact DairyNZ or visit:

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/environment/on-farm-actions/effluent/managing-and-operating-effluent-systems/

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  • Date Collected

    23 Jul 2021

  • Soil temp

    11

  • Growth

    29 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2208 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    21 mm

  • BCS

    5

  • % in milk

    25 %

  • MS/cow

    1.57 kgs

  • MS/ha

    0.88 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    2 kgs

  • Rotation

    75 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    1 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    0 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    0.48 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    69.8 kgs/cow

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.3 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -