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Herd Update January 2016

Grassland Details

  • All farm closed on 18th November
  • Average farm cover 825 kg DM/day on 18th November

Housing/Nutrition details

  • All cows receiving pre-calving minerals at rate of 100 grams/head/day
  • Bull calves to receive 1.5kgs/head/day and heifer calves 1kg/head/day for January and meal feeding will cease in February
  • Replacement heifers to remain on 1.5kg/head/day

Key recommendations for this week

  1. Continue feeding meal to finishers at 7kg/head/day
  2. Another draft to be done on the finishing cattle next Thursday 14th January
  3. Bull calves to receive 1.5kgs/head/day and heifer calves 1kg/head/day for January and meal feeding will cease in February
  4. Replacement heifers to remain on 1.5kg/head/day
  5. Currently cows penned according to BCS and feed is being restricted to cows over 4 BCS
  6. Most cows will be fed some straw in weeks coming up to calving
  7. Cows will be penned and given scour vaccine according to calving date beginning 18th Jan
Cattle Slaughtering 2015 to date:
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