Owl Farm

System Type: 2
Last Update:
24 January 2020

DairyNZ Comment:

24 Jan 2020
  • Hot dry conditions are creating a substantial shortage of pasture in most districts. If no significant rain falls in the next two weeks feed supply will become critical at that stage.

    We are now at the stage where everything has been done that can influence the bulk of this season’s production. Decisions from now on need to focus on setting next season up well. Pregnancy scanning and removing empty and cull cows is a priority to take feed pressure off the remainder of the herd.

    It’s useful to plan the farm management over the next three months. Consider how much supplement you need for winter/early spring, and for when the rain does come as pasture covers will be very low. Determine what supplement can be used now. The plan will need reassessing frequently as conditions change.

    If you need help with a feed plan or feed budget call your local DairyNZ consulting officer, contact details are found on the DairyNZ website under Contact Us/Regional Teams.

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  • Date Collected

    24 Jan 2020

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    15 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    1897 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    0 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    96 %

  • MS/cow

    1.54 kgs

  • MS/ha

    4.17 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    892 kgs

  • Rotation

    37 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    321 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    102 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    10 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    387 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.68 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME