Research Farm Milk Stats – 15/09/2017

Update No 15

Research Farm Milk Stats 15/09/2017

Cow numbers168
Stocking rate (cows/ha)2.15
Fat %4.3
Protein %3.6
Kg milk solids/cow/day2.24
Diet (kg DM/cow/day) 
Reid’s custom dairy mix6
Day paddock: : Perennial Ryegrass8
Night Paddock: Perennial ryegrass7


What’s happening on the farm: It has come in very wet, having over 100mm of rain so far, this month. This has stopped our urea applications as we cannot get on the paddocks. Cows have been moved off the flats onto the higher country for grazing. This will prevent damage to our perennials on the flats by pugging. A kilo of grain has been removed from the diet due to the quantity of quality feed. There are 36 cows left to calve.

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