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

24 January Notes

Key Numbers

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Factors 31 January 24 January 17 January 10 January
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 152.73 160 160 151.79
Re-grassing (Ha) 7.27 0 0 8.21
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 539 539 538 537
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 0 0 1 2
Total cows on farm 539 539 539 539
Once-a-day milking cows 11 11 7 14
Lame cows current 11 11 7 14
Dry cows on farm 1 1 1 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 139 125 128 124
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.57 1.61 1.65 1.72
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.82 0.84 0.82 0.84
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2285 2343 2281 2256
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 17.2 17.2 17.2 17.6
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 0 0 0 1.4
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 17.2 17.2 17.2 19
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.53 3.36 3.55 3.55
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA) 62 60 n/a 67
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 69 69 68 76
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3273 2868 3087 3051
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1550 1550 1550 1550
Round Length (Days) 24 24 24 21
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 18.45 18.4 17.73 18.1
Rainfall (MM) 6.8 1 2.2 20
Irrigation days this week (days) 6 3 6 2
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