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Focus for 2022/23

15th November Notes

Paddock S6 will be taken out for silage

Key Numbers

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Factors 22 November 15th November 8th November 1st November
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 148.38 148.38 148.38 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 11.62 11.62 11.62 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 539 540 540 540
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 0 0 0 1
Total cows on farm 539 540 540 541
Once-a-day milking cows 0 3 4 0
Lame cows current 0 3 4 0
Dry cows on farm 0 0 0 1
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 97 106 107 115
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 2.02 2.02 1.99 1.96
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.84 0.81 0.80 0.86
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2335 2536 2373 2344
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 20 20 20 20
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 0 0
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 20 20 20 20
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 73 73 73 68
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 60 97 87 89
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3259 3299 3145 3018
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1500 1500 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 19 23 23 21
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 15.85 15 14.44 13.38
Rainfall (MM) 39 9 0 8.2
Irrigation days this week (days) 0 3 5 3
People
Current Roster 5+3 5+2 5+2 5+2
Health & Safety Incidences nil nil nil nil
Milking Routine 11 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7 10 in 7