System Type: 3
Last Update:
23 August 2019

DairyNZ Comment:

23 Aug 2019
  • The herd is grazing 1/40th of the farm area per day, with no supplement being fed. Last year the herd was grazing 1/56th of the farm area per day, with no supplement being fed

    Mating is about five weeks away. Identifying non cyclers and taking action before the start of mating is important. Identify at risk cows and take action to give them the opportunity to cycle as soon as possible. Options for this mob include once a day milking and preferential feeding.

    Tail painting, heat recording, mineral checks, metrichecking, should be underway over the coming weeks.  Use your vet to develop a comprehensive mating programme to achieve optimal mating performance.

    Ensure your staff are well trained around heat detection and mating management. There are many resources for this available on the DairyNZ website and through veterinary practices.

    It was great to see a large farmer turnout at the “Breakfast on Us” events around the Waikato last week. While the workload on farm is full on try and take some time out for yourselves and the team for a refresh and recharge. There are more “Breakfast on Us” events this week, details at this link,5450

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  • Date Collected

    23 Aug 2019

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    48 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2310 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    48 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    83 %

  • MS/cow

    2.11 kgs

  • MS/ha

    5.34 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    107 kgs

  • Rotation

    47 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    32 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    37.32 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    5 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    106 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.3 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME