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Updates 2019

Week Ending 7th November 2019

Litres/ CowFat %Protein %SCCkg MS/CowMeal kgAverage Farm CoverCover/LUPre Grazing YieldDemand/Ha

Growth Rate/Ha

12.5 5.25 4.01 156 1.19 3.0 489   1700 0 26

Updates 2020

In this video, Richard, O'Brien, Programme Coordinator caught up with Jack to see how he is managing grazing on the farm and his plan for the breeding season.

2nd round starting 6th Apr 70 units of nitrogen spread on all the farm

Week StartLitres/ CowFat %Protein %SCCkg MS/CowMeal kg/cow/dayAverage Farm CoverCover/LUPre Grazing Yield/kg DMDemand/Ha

Growth Rate/Ha

November 2nd  13.90 5.11 4.13 101 1.33 4.0 649   1800 30 14
 Comment  
 October 19th  14.85 4.93 4.42 118 1.41 2.0 844 273 2000 53 40
Comment   
 October 12th 15.40 4.78 4.36 113 1.44 2.0 913 295 2500 53 35
Comment   
 October 5th 14.30 5.01 4.37 161 1.38 1.0 1035 335 2600 53 38
Comment   
 September 21st 16.60 4.46 4.00 73 1.45 1.0 1203 389 2600 53 80
 Comment  
 September 14th 17.58 4.51 4.08 77 1.55 1.0 1006 326 2300 53 48
Comment   
September 7th  17.30 4.73 4.00 90 1.56 1.0 942 285 2000 56 45
 Comment  
 August 31st 16.90 4.55 3.82 75 1.45 1.5 942 285 2000 56 45
 Comment  
 August 24th 18.60 4.55 3.69 131 1.60 2.0 1022 309 2000 56 70
Comment   
 August 17th 18.81 4.16 3.69 131 1.52 1.0 956 289 1800 56 85
 Comment                      
August 10th 20.10 4.06 3.70 85 1.60 1 717 217 1500 56 74
Comment  
July 13th 22.61 3.99 3.55 81 1.75 2 569 184 1500 49 62
Comment  
July 6th 21.9 3.99 3.59 75 1.7 3 487 158 1500 49 60
Comment  
June 29th 24 3.68 3.54 108 1.78 1 564 138 1500 70 80
Comment  
June 22nd 24.13 4.07 3.47 98 1.87 2.0 575 130 1400 65 74
Comment  
June 15th 25.15 3.85 3.58 78 1.92 2 527 125 1300 62 81
Comment  
June 8th 25.5 4.01 3.49 108 1.97 2 703 173 1500 60 71
Comment  
June 1st 28.24 3.93 3.5 131 2.11 2 625 154 1600 60 87
Comment  
May 25th 26 3.76 3.5 89 1.95 2 619 148 1400 61 66
Comment  
May 18th 26.4 3.70 3.62 115 1.99 3.5 645 154 1500 61 68
Comment  
May 11th 27.6 3.98 3.42 133 2.1 2 645 154 1500 61 68
Comment  
May 4th 28.24 3.84 3.44 131 2.11 2 646 155 1600 61 65
Comment  
April 27th 27.33 4.06 3.45 61 2.11 2.7 545 134 1200 58 71
Comment  
April 20th 29 3.77 3.52 132 2.17 2.5 704 174 1400 57 50
Comment  
April 13th 29.3 3.96 3.51 58 2.25 3 673 206 1600 41 56
Comment Matching demand with growth by bringing heifers onto MP.
April 6th 28.7 4.28 3.4 72 2.27 4 547 168 1400 41 24
Comment  
March 30th 28  4.15  3.57  58  2.16  584  179  1400  41  23 
Comment

Feeding 6kg meal to stop AFC of 584 from collapsing, 2nd round starting 6th Apr. 70 units of nitrogen spread on all the farm

March 23rd 27 4.65 3.47   2.20 4 634 231 2000 36 22
Comment            
March 16th 26 4.64 3.21       794        
Comment 56% of the farm grazed with on/ off grazing
 March 2nd 26.8 4.94 3.38 165 2.30 3 808   1100 8 13
Comment  30% of the farm is grazed with on/ off grazing for two 3 hour blocks.
February 17th                       890        
Comment

Cows housed full time. 8% of farm grazed. 56% of cows calved. Calves are recovering from rotavirus.

February 10th                      
Comment 66 cows calved. Most of the farm has been spread with either half bag of protected urea or 2500gals/ac of slurry
February 3rd           3 840       3
Comment 32 cows calved. Cows out day & night as weather allows. Most of the farm has been spread with either half bag of protected urea or 2,500gals/ac of slurry.