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.

Focus for 2022/23

7th September Notes

Key Numbers

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Factors 14th September 7th September
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 501 465
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 13 34
Total cows on farm 519 499
Once-a-day milking cows 18 34
Lame cows current 5 16
Dry cows on farm 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 119 184
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.78 1.81
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.78 0.79
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2391
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow)
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 7.13 4.79
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow)
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.24 3.11
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA)
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 34
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3162 3306
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 44 47
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 8.65 8.21
Rainfall (MM) 16.8 1.8
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 0
People
Current Roster 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil
Milking Routine 10 in 7 10 in 7