System Type: 2
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


  • Growth

    29 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2023 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    2 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    100 %

  • MS/cow

    1.25 kgs

  • MS/ha

    2.92 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    1025 kgs

  • Rotation

    30 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    366 kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    82 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    0 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    355 kgs/cow

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    - su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


  • MJME


Farm walk notes:

Last year, the herd was grazing 1/30th of the farm area per day, with no supplement being fed. This year the herd is grazing 1/30th of the farm area per day, with no supplement being fed also.

*Scott farm APC figures are actual dry matter/ha (calibrated to DM cuts), and not RPM winter formula estimates.