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.
Season Update & Revision
LUDF is monitored using Farmax Dairy. The revisions are based on monthly updates, revising the anticipated seasons results. See revised info below.
Previous Seasons Summary Data
|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|
|Days in milk per cow||278||283||280||264||270|
|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|