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.

Key Numbers

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Factors 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 May
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160 160 160 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0 0 0 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 417 457 461 505
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 3 4 0 4
Total cows on farm 420 461 461 509
Once-a-day milking cows 2 4 6 4
Lame cows current 2 4 6 4
Dry cows on farm 33 5 5 2
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 206 179 180 177
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.24 1.28 1.36 1.49
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.81 0.82 0.80 0.8
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 1946 2075 2225
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 11.24 15.03 16.7 16.7
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 4.76 1.67 0 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 16 16.7 16.7 16.7
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 2.83 2.91 2.91 3.19
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 45 48 48 53
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 22 21 36
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 2659 3137 3367 3353
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1500 1500 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 28 41 39.6 38
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 8.1 7.4 9.37 10.97
Rainfall (MM) 8.8 9.4 6.8 2.2
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 0 0 0
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7

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22 May Notes

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Farm Cover Track as at 22 May 2024