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Herd Update 19.09.16

General Details

  • Ground conditions have not improve  over the last past few days
  • All the finishing cattle (65) have been house, this will help to extend the weanling grazing period.
  • The finishing  cattle  are been built up to 5 Kgs of meal
  • 8 Heifers, 4 Steers and 3 cows were kill last week
  • The finishing heifers kill out 52 % at a carcase Wgt of 284 Kgs,  R = 3 =
  • The finishing steers kill out at 51% at a carcase Wgt of 315 Kgs , R = 3-
  • The cull cows kill out at 47% at a carcase Wgt of 317 Kgs. O = 4 –
  • Silage samples have been sent to Hillsborough this week for analysis

Grassland Details

  • Average farm cover 846  kg DM/day
  • Average growth rate 30kg/DM/Ha
  • Average Demand 30 kg/DM/Ha
  • Currently 28 days ahead
  • Current stocking rate: 2.14 L.U/Ha
  • Current stocking rate in kg/ha: 1484 kg/Ha
  • Difficult to achieve good clean out of paddocks in current wet conditions

Suckler Herd

  • All the first time calvers have received a worm dose
  • Magnesium buckets have been left out to the herd in the fields

Key recommendations for this week

  1. Clip the tails and back of the house animals
  2. Order the  Bovipast RSP and IBR vaccination for the weanlings
  3. Weight the replacement heifers and calves
  4. Spread the last of the slurry
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