Milk production at the MDF has stabilised and increased during the last 10 days.
This is due to a number of management factors.
The recent grass growth has put extra green feed in front of the cows- which has enabled a strategic decision suggested in the last update. The cows are being fed the best grass only, with the excess topped. This is helping to solve the problem of grass utilisation in a wet summer.
They also have had a very timely drenching.
Finally, you will notice that the milker graze area has been reduced. This is because several paddocks have been strategically dropped out of the rotation for pasture renovation, which will boost production in the future.
Management decisions such as these, made at the right time, make a huge difference to farm profitability.
|FEED MARGIN PERFORMANCE||MDF TEN DAYS AGO||MDF THIS TEN DAYS||Units|
|Ten days to date:||29-Feb-20||10-Mar-20|
|Milker graze area||69||64||Ha|
|Average graze rest time||33||33||Days|
|Estm’d pasture consmp’n||39||41||kg DM/ha/day|
|Pasture consum’d per cow||9.4||9.3||kg DM/cow/day|
|Pasture growing spend||$5.53||$5.53||$/ha/day|
|Estm’d pasture price||$144||$136||$/T DM|
|Conc (incl additives)supp fed/cow||6.8||6.8||kg DM/cow/day|
|Conc (incl additives)supp avg price||$487||$487||$/T DM|
|Hay/silage supp fed/cow||0.0||0.0||kg DM/cow/day|
|Hay/silage supp price||$/T DM|
|Feed Conversion Efficiency||99||103||kg MS/tonne DM|
|Total feed intake/cow||15.9||15.8||kg DM/cow/day|
|NDF Fibre in diet||30.3%||30.3%||% NDF|
|Milk Solids per cow||1.59||1.65||kg/cow/day|
|Milk price (less levies)/kg MS||$6.94||$7.31||$/kg MS|
|Milk price (less levies)/litre||$0.56||$0.60||$ per litre|
|All feed cost/cow||$4.63||$4.55||$/cow/day|
|Margin over all Feed/cow||$6.44||$7.53||$/cow/day|
|MOAF /ha /day||$26.49||$32.86||$/ha/day|
|Farm MOAF per DAY||$1,828||$2,109||$/day|