Owl Farm

Farmwatch
System Type: 2
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
07 December 2018

DairyNZ Comment:

07 Dec 2018
  • When grass is growing well, culling may seem a long way off but the longer term view is that every cow that doesn’t have to be fed from February to May (120 days) makes 1 to 1.5 tonnes dry matter available at low cost for the remaining cows during a period where pasture is usually in short supply.  

    A pregnancy scan this month can confirm which cows are pregnant in the first 6 weeks. An advantage of this knowledge is that culling decisions made during the next 2 months will be informed by indications of later calving or not in calf.

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  • Date Collected

    07 Dec 2018

  • Soil temp

    18

  • Growth

    86 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2328 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    39 mm

  • BCS

    4.1

  • % in milk

    99 %

  • MS/cow

    1.62 kgs

  • MS/ha

    4.44 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    703 kgs

  • Rotation

    19 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    255 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    91 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    0 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    467 kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.75 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -