Research Farm Milk Stats – 15/06/2017

Update No 9

Research Farm Milk Stats 15/06/2017

Cow numbers109
Stocking rate (cows/ha)1.40
Fat %4.5
Protein %3.2
Kg milk solids/cow/day1.67
Diet (kg DM/cow/day) 
Reid’s custom dairy mix7
Italian ryegrass silage6
Lucerne hay5
Day paddock: Chicory5
Night Paddock: Limited Pasture1

What’s happening on the farm: 95 cows are due to start calving mid July. We are starting to build a wedge of feed a head of us now in preparation for the increase in numbers. Later sown pastures are slow due to lowering soil temperatures and moisture stress, but they are continuing to establish. 80kg/ha of urea has been applied to these pastures and paddocks in the rotation are being boosted behind the cows. The early sown pastures will be grazed for the first time towards the end of the month. These will also be followed with nitrogen after grazing.

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