Research Farm Milk Stats – 01/05/2017

Update No 6

Research Farm Milk Stats 01/05/2017

Production 
Cow numbers174
Stocking rate (cows/ha)2.24
Litres/cow/day19.4
Fat %4.8
Protein %3.6
Kg milk solids/cow/day1.68
Diet (kg DM/cow/day) 
Supplements:
Reid’s custom dairy mix7
Italian ryegrass silage9
Pasture hay2
Day paddock: Limited Pasture2
Night Paddock: Limited Pasture1

What’s happening on the farm: Our three sacrifice paddocks have been sown to straight perennial ryegrasses to be monitored alongside the trial paddocks. The 6 perennial trial paddocks on the flats have all germinated and are growing well. We are monitoring closely for broadleaf weed germination. These weeds can not only smother out new pasture, but also provide habitat for insects suck as the Red Legged Earth Mites and Lucerne Flea.

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