LUDF was converted to Dairy Farming in 2002. The farm system has changed over the years from a high stocking rate, intense farm system, to the current low stocking rate, low environmental foot print farm program. One constant has always been a focus, harvesting as much high quality pasture as possible. No grain or PKE has been used in the history of LUDF.

2021/22

Season Update & Revision

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

The balance of the page will be updated as the season unfolds.

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Previous Seasons Summary Data

Seasons 2020/21 2019/20 2018/19 2017/2018 2016/17
Total kgMS suppl. 275,402 281,077 280,359 251.424 286.189
Cows Peak Milk 580 581 580 579 580
1st July Cows 552 555 556 558 554
Production kgMS/cow 499 506 504 451 516
production kgMS/Ha 1721 1757 1752 1571 1789
Stocking Rate 3.45 3.47 3.48 3.49 3.46
Days in milk per cow 278 283 280 264 270
Number yearlings 163 159 161 140 133
Pasture Eaten - Farmax Dairy 14.5 15 15.2 14.3 15.1
Supplements fed kgDM/cow 582 493 128 444 397
Supplements made on farm 55 14 48 88 104
Nitrogen Applied kgN/Ha 135 172 166 178 173
Farm Working Expenditure $/kgMS $4.03 4.35 4.05 4.15 3.76
Fonterra Payout $/kgMS $7.55 7.14 6.35 6.69 6.12