Season Update & Revision

LUDF is monitored using Farmax Dairy. The revisions are based on monthly updates, revising the anticipated seasons results. See revised info below.


Season Data

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Title Target Revised Confirmed
Stock Reconcilliation
Cows Wintered 583 573
Peak Cows Milked 560 558
Death Rate (Season) (%) 3%
Winter Wastage (Cows not come into milk) (%) 4% 2.6%
Production
Total Production (kgMS) 266,000 255314
Production per cow (kgMS) 475 458
Production per hectare (kgMS/cow) 1,663 1,596
Land Use
Total Effective (Ha) 160 160
Total Area Regrassed (Ha) 16 24
Area Mown (Ha) 120
Supplements
Supplements Fed - Season (kgDM/cow) 380
Feed Harvested (Farmax) (TDM/Ha) 14.5 14.8
Fertiliser
Nitrogen kgN.HA (kg/N/Ha) 160 160
Breeding
Submission Rate - 3 weeks 95% 98%
6 Week in Calf Rate 76% 68&
Empty Rate 15% 21%
People
Health & Safety Risks Recognised
% Days leave &RDO Taken (%) 100%
Spring Work Load (Aug-Oct) (hrs) 50
Season Work load (Nov - Jul) (hrs) 50
Finances
Stock Income ($/kgMS) $0.40
Farm Operating Costs ($/kgMS) $4.22 $4.50

Monthly Summary

May 2022

Key Numbers

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Factors 23rd May 16th May 9th May 2nd May
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 157.5 157.5 157.5 157.5
Re-grassing (Ha) 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 440 456 457 460
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 2 1 3 0
Total cows on farm 442 456 3 460
Once-a-day milking cows 5 7 12 7
Lame cows current 5 7 1.69 7
Dry cows on farm 13 11 1.35 9
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 189 166 0.81 1.78
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.12 1.2 2301 1.28
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.78 .78 10 0.80
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 0.78 7.2 2378
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 17.2 2082 17.2 11.31
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 14.86 2.87 5.89
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.2 2.34 49.4 17.2
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 2.85 17.2 2.87 2.87
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 49 49.4 49
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 28 41 44
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 2642 3106 3432 3235
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 29 26 41 35
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 10.02 11.14 12.46 11.64
Rainfall (MM) 4.6 15.8 0.2 0.4
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
April 2022

Key Numbers

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Factors 25th April 18th April 11th April 4th April
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 157.5 157.5 157.5 150
Re-grassing (Ha) 2.5 2.5 2.5 9.33
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 499 529 529 533
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 0 1 4 4
Total cows on farm 499 530 533 537
Once-a-day milking cows 9 13 15 11
Lame cows current 9 13 15 11
Dry cows on farm 9 9 6 2
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 183 174 188 152
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.4 1.32 1.43 1.48
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.8 0.8 0.77 0.76
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2461 2523
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 10.71 11.32 10.52 11.65
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 6.49 5.88 6.68 5.55
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.2
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.17 3.42 3.42 3.59
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 53 62
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 3461 60
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3445 1550 3318 3337
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 41 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 36 12.68 36 35
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 12.60 1.8 14.09 15.58
Rainfall (MM) 3 0 14.6 2
Irrigation days this week (days) 1 5+2 0 2
People
Current Roster 5+2 nil 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil 10 in 7 nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7
March 2022

Key Numbers

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Factors 28th March 21st March 14th March
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 150 150 152.67
Re-grassing (Ha) 9.33 9.33 7.33
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 533 535 533
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 4 3 5
Total cows on farm 537 538 538
Once-a-day milking cows 11 8 10
Lame cows current 11 8 10
Dry cows on farm 2 1 1
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 152 176 170
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.48 1.67 1.58
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.76 0.79 0.82
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2463 2379
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 9.42 10.52 12.06
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 7.78 6.68 4.44
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.2 17.2 16.5
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.59 3.59 3.53
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 62 50
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 57 60
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3212 3195 3112
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 36 33 35
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 15.79 14.77 16.59
Rainfall (MM) 9.4 8.8 0
Irrigation days this week (days) 2 2 4
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7
February 2022

Farm covers have been stubbornly low. Wet summer and low covers have hampered growth rates. Cow production bouncing around - like most of Canterbury. Currently 9% behind season to date, 5% of this attributable to 10 in 7 milking, the balance due to what has been a challenging season.

Key Numbers

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Factors 21st February 2022 14th February 2022 7th February 2022
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152.67 152.67 152.67
Re-grassing (Ha) 7.33 7.33 7.33
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 535 546 547
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 5 6 5
Total cows on farm 540 552 552
Once-a-day milking cows 23 16 19
Lame cows current 23 16 19
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 200 183 188
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.72 1.67 1.72
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.78 0.80 0.85
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2375 2359 2268
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 12.15 12.08 17.4
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 5.25 5.02 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.4 17.1 17.4
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.55 3.6 3.6
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 57 61 61
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 60 63 70
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3205 3017 3122
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1600 1550
Round Length (Days) 28 25 20
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 16.24 17.02 17.75
Rainfall (MM) 7.6 60.2 37.2
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 0 0
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7
January 2022

Key Numbers

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Factors 31st January 2022 24th January 2022 17th January 2022 10th January 2022 5th January 2022
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152.67 152.67 151.72 151.72
Re-grassing (Ha) 7.33 7.33 8.33 8.33
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 550 548 547 545
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 2 4 5 7
Total cows on farm 552 552 552 552
Once-a-day milking cows 17 15 18 19
Lame cows current 17 15 18 19
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 181 155 147 102
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.63 1.75 1.71 1.69
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.82 0.82 0.83 0.80
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2344 2201 2212 2210
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 16.8 17.2 12.96 11.54
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 4.06 5.66
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 16.8 17.2 17.2 17.2
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 61 59 59 59
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 79 66 71 68
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 2885 2998 2910 2914
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 23 22 21 19
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 18.08 17.9 17.82 18.02
Rainfall (MM) 18.8 21.2 1.6 5.4
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 3 5 5
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
December

Dealing with the last of the seed head this month. Trying to keep cows milking well.

Key Numbers

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Factors 15th December, 2021 8th December 1st December
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152 152 152
Re-grassing (Ha) 8 8 8
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 551 550 554
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 3 3 1
Total cows on farm 554 553 555
Once-a-day milking cows 16 10 2
Lame cows current 14 10 1
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 142 136 120
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.75 1.81 1.83
Protein:Fat ratio (%) .81 .84 .84
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2325 2240 2315
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 18.7 18.7 18.7
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 18.7 18.7 18.7
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.6 3.5 3.5
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 69 69 69
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 81 81 85
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3210 3121 3178
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1559
Round Length (Days) 22 21 22
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 16.3 16.0 15.4
Rainfall (MM) 8.8 16.8 17
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 0 1
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences 10 in 7 nil nil
Milking Routine 10in 6 10 in 7
November 2021

After a long cold spring. Looking forward to November to set up back on target. Mating in full swing. Looking forward to what 10 in 7 can help us achieve with reproduction results.

Key Numbers

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Factors 17th November November 24th 10th November 3rd November
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152 152 152 152
Re-grassing (Ha) 8 8 8 8
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 550 442 552 553
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 6 4 4 3
Total cows on farm 556 556 556 556
Once-a-day milking cows 6 3 11 8
Lame cows current 6 1 11 8
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 128 119 129 110
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.94 1.9 2.0 1.98
Protein:Fat ratio (%) .84 .82 .83 .81
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2337 2259 2304 2335
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 0 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 65 64 72 72
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 79 83 78 82
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3131 3123 3078 3059
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 23 21 19 20
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 15.3 14.8 13.8 14.4
Rainfall (MM) 8.6 2.4 0 6.4
Irrigation days this week (days) 3 5 4 5
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
October 2021

Key Numbers

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Factors 27th October 6th October 13th October
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152 161 152
Re-grassing (Ha) 8 0 8.2
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 552 552 552
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 5 5 4
Total cows on farm 557 557 449
Once-a-day milking cows 13 13 2
Lame cows current 13 13 0
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 109 109 94
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 2 2.0 2.03
Protein:Fat ratio (%) .8 .8 .76
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2309 2309 2201
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 18.4 18.4 15.1
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 3.5
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 18.4 18.4 18.6
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3/5 3.5 3.5
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 68 68 68
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 86 87 66
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 2988 2988 2866
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1500
Round Length (Days) 21 21 21
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 12.8 12.8 11.5
Rainfall (MM) .2 .2 25
Irrigation days this week (days) 1.5 1.5 0
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10in7 10 in 7
September 2021

Key Numbers

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Factors 29th September 22nd September 15th September 8th September 1st September
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160 160 160 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 552 545 525 502
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 6 4 15 15
Total cows on farm 558 549 540 517
Once-a-day milking cows 0
Lame cows current 2 5 6 2
Dry cows on farm 2 2
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 109 106 117 895
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 2.02 1.9 1.91 1.82
Protein:Fat ratio (%) .8 .79 .76 .76
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2190 2318 2353 2310
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 18.7 12.6 15.3 14
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 5.56 3 3.7
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 18.7 18.2 18.3 17.7
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3/5 3.43 3.37 3.2
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 65 62 48 52
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 58 48 51 38
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3055 2953 3350 3312
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1500 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 22 29 37 46
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 9.55 8.2 8.6 8.4
Rainfall (MM) 1.8 3 19 1
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+7 10in7 10in7 10in7
August 2021

Key Numbers

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Factors 25th August 18th August 11th August 4th August
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160 160 160 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 435 370 278 185
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 22 48 75 59
Total cows on farm 457 418 353 244
Once-a-day milking cows 0
Lame cows current 2 5 2
Dry cows on farm
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 107 116 109 281
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.76 1.73 1.67 0
Protein:Fat ratio (%) .79 .75 .76 .77
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2436 2686
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 17.4 17 16.5 16
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.4 17 16.5
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 2.8 2.6 2.2
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 49 44 36
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 19
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3228 3150 3200 3400
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1600 1800 1650
Round Length (Days) 43 59 64
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 7.06 7.1 6.8 8.35
Rainfall (MM) 3.4 8.8 34 24.2
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 0
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil nil
Milking Routine 10+7 10in7 10in7 10in7
July 2021

Key Numbers

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Factors 21st July
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 0
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 39
Total cows on farm 39
Once-a-day milking cows 0
Lame cows current 0
Dry cows on farm 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 0
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow)
Protein:Fat ratio (%)
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2524
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow)
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow)
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow)
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA)
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA)
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA)
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA)
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA)
Round Length (Days)
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 7.29
Rainfall (MM) 7.8
Irrigation days this week (days)
People
Current Roster 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil
Milking Routine