Dashboard Comments Archive
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 03 APRIL 2017
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 15 February 2017
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 18 JANUARY 2017
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 21 DECEMBER 2016
Two paddocks locked away for hay. Feeding 1.8kg in-shed of TopCow Complete. This month’s video update explains more.
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 24 November 2016
Nearly at the halfway point for the season. The weather’s returned to more normal conditions, boosting pasture availability. We’ve dialled back to feeding 2.2kg per day of TopCow Complete in-shed.
A total so far this season of 475kg of meal has been feed to each cow. Production’s up a total of 19.1% to this time last season. Matt is on a 18 day round. Topping pasture ahead of grazing to keep dry matter content up.
The cows are well fed and doing well. Liveweight has increased on average 16kg in the last 30 days, roughly 0.5kg per day. Into week 8 of AB. Pretty happy with 78% non return rates.
Matt has now conserved 60 Ha of pit silage with another 12 Ha to be baled and wrapped the week of the 28th.
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 28 OCTOBER 2016
Feeding 3kg in-shed of TopCow Complete. Cows have maintained weight, still averaging 377kg liveweight.
Conserved 50 tonne/DM grass silage in last two weeks.
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 12 October 2016
WET, WET, WET!!!
Feeding 4kg in-shed of TopCow Complete, dropping down to 3kg on 13th Oct.
31% of cows submitted to AB in the first 7 days with no intervention.
Matt has closed off 25ha for grass silage.
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 28 SEPTEMBER 2016
Lots of milk fever. Added magnesium to drinking water to correct this.
Lacking sunshine, impacting pasture utilisation.
Cows had a b12 shot on the 15 September as a precaution. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to reduced fertility, lower birth rates and birth weights.
Feeding 4kg plus TopCow Complete inshed.
FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE - 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
We are now using 3kg of TopCow Complete in the shed. Lots of bulling action happening in the paddock, with only 4 left to calf.
Pasture still a little low but a flush heading through now.