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Weekly Updates - Teagasc/Glanbia Joint Programme 2011 - 2013

Week Ending 17th of September 2013

Weekly Updates Archive

Farmer Ltr/Cow Fat % Prot % kgMS/Cow Meal kg Average Cover Cover/Cow Pregrazing Yield Demand Growth
Adrian & Pierce Casey 18.1 3.96 3.75 1.44 0 1078 451 2500 43 39
Purcell McGlew 16.8 4.8 3.76 1.48 2 882 371 2200 38 29
David French 18.0 5.01 3.91 1.65 2 658 296 2500 24 37
Denis Kenny 15.3 4 3.61 1.2 0 890 335 2200 48 36
Dermot Lanigan 16.5 4.41 3.6 1.36 4 522 220 1100 26 17
Eamonn Duggan 16.2 4.5 3.71 1.37 1.6 593 205 1100 29 31
Francis Allen* 15.6 4.21 3.52 1.24 1.5 768 227 1700 58 43
John Roche*   4.05 3.4   2 848 353 2000 40 46
Paul Kinch 18.0 4.18 3.48 1.42 3 683 238 1500 30 18
Peter Farrell* 17.0 4.15 3.56 1.35 1 954 418 2200 39 48
Tom Dineen 14.1 4.34 3.91 1.2 2 955 339 2200 40 36
Average 16.6 4.33 3.66 1.4 1.74 803 314 1927 38 34
Maximum 18.1 5.0 3.9 1.7 4.0 1078 451 2500 58 48
Minimum 14.1 4.0 3.4 1.2 0.0 522 205 1100 24 17

*Winter milk


NOTES:


  • Grass growth still very low on dry farms.7 ml of rain measured in Kilkenny. Not enough to kick start growth.
  • The target on all farms is 1000kgdm/ha of a Average Farm Cover.
  • The farms at 600 average farm cover are feeding 6-8 kg of dry matter as silage and 2 kg of meal
  • Eamonn Duggan is feeding 6 kg of silage and 2 kg of soya hulls
  • Denis Kenny has sold his empty cows and is drying off heifers to reduce milk supply
  • WeightReportSept2013 (34KB, PDF)

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