Research Farm Milk Stats – 15/07/2017

Update No 11

Research Farm Milk Stats 15/07/2017

Production 
Cow numbers109
Stocking rate (cows/ha)1.40
Litres/cow/day26.4
Fat %4.2
Protein %3.5
Kg milk solids/cow/day2.09
Diet (kg DM/cow/day) 
Supplements:
Reid’s custom dairy mix7
Day paddock: : Perennial Ryegrass7
Night Paddock: Perennial Ryegrass7

 

What’s happening on the farm: We have now grazed our six different perennial varieties on the flats. The 25mm of rain received from the 1st to the 15th of July will help the recovery of these pastures. High populations of weeds were found in some of these paddocks and will be sprayed. Winter grass germination has been predominant in those areas damaged by lucerne flea and areas of poor germination. The two-latest sown perennial paddocks (approx. 7ha) are yet to be grazed. The calving shed is now being prepared with woodchips for the arrival of the first springers from the Nar Nar Goon Block next week.

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