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 2023/24

6 September Notes

Key Numbers

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Factors 20 September 13 September 6 September
Farm Area
Grazing ha available to milkers (Ha) 160 60 160
Re-grassing (Ha) 0 0 0
Stock Numbers
Cows currently milking to vat 517 507 473
Cows currently milking NOT to vat 14 8 26
Total cows on farm 531 515 499
Once-a-day milking cows 24 37 92
Lame cows current 3 3 1
Dry cows on farm 35 0 0
Milk Production
Current bulk milk SCC (tgt below 150) (SCC) 130 123 140
Milk Solids per cow (kgMS/cow) 1.94 1.92 1.81
Protein:Fat ratio (%) 0.75 0.76 0.79
Feed Budget
Average pasture cover (kgDM/HA) 2421 2415 2340
Current Pasture Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 14.12 15.68 15.39
Current Silage Fed - Milkers (kgDM/cow) 3.88 2.32 2.11
Current Demand per cow (kgDM/cow) 18 18 17.5
Stocking Rate - Milkers (Cows/HA) 3.53 3.21 3.1
Current Pasture Demand - Milkers (kgDM/HA)
Pasture Growth Rate (kgDM/HA) 58 48 28
Pre-grazing cover (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 3447 3196 3173
Residual (ave for week) (kgDM/HA) 1600 1600 1600
Round Length (Days) 37.8 37 48
Farm conditions
Soil temp average (Aquaflex) (degree C) 9.51 9.81 8.32
Rainfall (MM) 0 0 1.4
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