System Type: 3
Last Update:
29 November 2019

DairyNZ Comment:

29 Nov 2019
  • Farm staff, contract and sharemilkers are currently considering farm positions for next season.

    To succeed in a farming business, it is very important your farm business partners are all on the same page. Business partners include your own partner/spouse and the partner you are entering a contract with. All business partners should have a clear vision with known goals each wants to achieve to ensure beneficial results for all parties. It is important all parties grow financial equity each year and a plan is in place to make this happen. No one wants to work hard for little financial reward.

    Consider the following points:

    • Do you share similar values to the business partners you are negotiating with, particularly around work expectations and the type of farm system operated?
    • A budget is vital, seek advice from a rural professional that your budget is realistic and you will be rewarded with profit you can bank.
    • Make sure you are comfortable with the farm infrastructure and facilities. Consider the locality, schools, access and distance to services, family and friends.
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  • Date Collected

    29 Nov 2019

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    57 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2098 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    0 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    1.88 kgs

  • MS/ha

    5.98 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    698 kgs

  • Rotation

    24 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    220 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    114 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    3 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    199 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.2 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME