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Herd Update 10.10.16

General Details

  • Ground conditions have  improved over the last week
  • Forward finishing cattle are on 6 Kgs of meal per day and round bales of silage
  • Other finishing cattle are on 5 Kg of meal and round bales of silage
  • First of the weaning commence on Monday the 10th October
  • 18 weanlings have been weaned and further 19 will be weaned on Thursday the 13th
  • Average weight of the first group of bull weanlings  weaned is 333kgs ( ADG of 1.34 Kgs)
  • Average weight of the first group of heifers weanling weaned is 308 Kgs ( ADG of 1.20 Kgs)
  • Weaned cows put on slats to and fed straw to dry off.
  • Slurry was been spread during the last few dry days.
  • Weanling’s forward creeping under the electric wire are consuming on average 1.1 Kg of meal per day
  • 18 hectares of grass  has been closed off so far this year

Grassland Details

  • Average farm cover 600  kg DM/day
  • Average growth rate 10 kg/DM/Ha
  • Average Demand 29 kg/DM/Ha
  • Currently 21 days ahead
  • Current stocking rate: 2.09 L.U/Ha
  • Current stocking rate in Live weight/ha: 1449 kg/Ha

Suckler Herd

  • Magnesium buckets have been left out to the herd in the fields

Key recommendations for this week

  1. Keep a close eye on dry cows to avoid any mastitis problems
  2. Monitored the weaned weanlings for any set back
  3. Clip the tails and back of the dry cows
  4. Weighed the finish cattle
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