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Latest Farm Data

As at 11 Apr 2024

Our latest farm walk notes include the key numbers we’re seeing on the farm. We update walk notes every week during the milking season. During the off-season this may occur monthly.

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Cows on Farm
555

Cows on Farm

1.51 KgMS

Milk Solids Per Cow

Pasture Cover
2514 kgDM/ha

Pasture Cover

Growth Rate
53 kgDM/ha/day

Growth Rate

Round Length
33 day(s)

Round Length

MM of Rain
0

MM of Rain

OI000112

Event

Next Focus Days - Tue 30 April in Methven and Wed 1 May in Eyrewell Forest

Next Focus Days - Methven on Tuesday 30 April & Eyrewell Forest on Wednesday1 May

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How we run our dairy farm

Finances

We’re totally transparent with our budget and many of our costs are fixed for the season. See how our funds are spent here.

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Environment

Learn what goes into our pastures and how we track against the increasing number of regulations our industry faces.

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Animal Health

See how we’re using NZAEL best-practise to breed cows to efficiently produce more with the same amount of feed.

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Advancing our industry

Everything we do at the South Island Dairy Demonstration Centre is focused on sustainable success. We research, implement and evaluate the best technologies and practises to protect our people and our environment – both now and into the future.