Research Farm Milk Stats – 15/08/2017

Update No 13

Research Farm Milk Stats 15/08/2017

Production 
Cow numbers124
Stocking rate (cows/ha)1.59
Litres/cow/day24
Fat %4.3
Protein %3.7
Kg milk solids/cow/day1.98
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: A good feed wedge is now starting to build in front of us. Our urea applications of 100kg/ha behind the cows are contributing to first the feed grown. The cows are calving well with only two minor cases of milk fever and no cases of mastitis. This is the first year that we have used Dry Cow Penicillin and Teat Seal in combination and we are happy with the results. 24 close springing cows are in the calving shed being led fed on 3kg of the milker grain mix. We still have 60 dry cows at Nar Nar Goon which are being heavily fed on hay and a strip of pasture.

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