South Head (Tiller Talk)

Tiller Talk
System Type: 4
Region:
Northland
Last Update:
07 December 2018

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07 Dec 2018
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  • Date Collected

    07 Dec 2018

  • Soil temp

    20

  • Growth

    62 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2020 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    3 mm

  • BCS

    -

  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    1.6 kgs

  • MS/ha

    - kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    612 kgs

  • Rotation

    20 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    - kgs

  • Supplements

    0 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Stocking Rate

    2.4 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -

Farm walk notes:

We have been keeping our APC & feedwedge in a good zone with topping behind the cows, effectively neutralising the high growth rates above demand. Maximising pasture intake & maintaing quality are the number one priorities currently. Kikuyu is starting to bulk up the sward base, so its a timely reminder we need to stay on a fast round in paddocks that will become Kikuyu dominant over the proceeding months. We have 80 ha of kikuyu that will be on a 16-18 day round, 10 ha of our chicory mix 20-25 day round and 21 ha rye grass that will be grazed based on leaf score 2.5-3. We are starting grazing the chicory this week.

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