System Type: 3
Bay of Plenty
Last Update:
08 July 2020

DairyNZ Comment:

08 Jul 2020
  • This week on the monitor farms.

    Calves are starting to appear around the district now and despite the wintery weather this week, pasture growth rates appear to have held up reasonably well.  Some variability in the SPACE versus Rising Plate Meter reading in Galatea this week but overall the Galatea monitor farm is in a “Comfortable” position. It should be noted that the Galatea Pasture Growth data includes lucerne in the farm assessment.


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  • Date Collected

    08 Jul 2020

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    25 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2478 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    - mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    13.7 %

  • MS/cow

    0 kgs

  • MS/ha

    0 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    0 kgs

  • Rotation

    100 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    0 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    0 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    3 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.7 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME