Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Waikato
Last Update:
23 February 2024

DairyNZ Comment:

23 Feb 2024
  • Pregnancy testing is under way for spring mated herds, with many seeing some improvement on last season. The results will help you with preparing a cull list and working out your expected calving pattern for the spring, but a key benefit is using the results to identify areas for improving mating next season. Now is a perfect time to consider drying off rules and autumn feeding strategies that can have a huge impact.

    Look for a pattern among empty cows, how did each age group perform? For example, if your heifers have an above average empty rate it may point to poorly grown replacements. Are late calving cows the problem group, or carry over cows?

    The InCalf Fertility Focus Report is a powerful single page report that assesses current herd reproductive performance and shows which management areas to focus on for improvement. It will give clues to where you can improve, for example, heat detection, calving spread, is it the first half or second half of mating where issue lies? The Fertility Focus report is available via LIC, CRV AmBreed and Infovet.

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  • Date Collected

    23 Feb 2024

  • Soil temp

    20

  • Growth

    28 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2187 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    12 mm

  • BCS

    4.3

  • % in milk

    83 %

  • MS/cow

    1.23 kgs

  • MS/ha

    3.43 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    1096 kgs

  • Rotation

    53 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    325 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    91 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    7.6 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    1245 kgs/cow

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.1 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level

    -

  • MJME

    -