Culls Cows and Replacement Policy

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Farm Report
TABLE OF CONTENTMilk production...............................................................................................................................4Last season..................................................................................................................................4Current season.............................................................................................................................4Culls cows and Replacement policy................................................................................................5Number of cull cows...................................................................................................................5What is the culling policy?..........................................................................................................5Comment upon the culling priorities for this herd as a way of acknowledging whether theanimals are culled on production or do they have to be culled due to wastage..........................5From the number of heifers going into the herd, what is the % replacement rate?....................5Are there any other heifers retained?..........................................................................................5Herd/ Calving/ Mating Details.........................................................................................................6Herd Details................................................................................................................................6Comparison of herd's BW and PW to the national average with reasons for variance...............6Calving/ mating...........................................................................................................................6What effect will a prolonged calving spread have on mating and production for the currentseason?........................................................................................................................................7Commenting upon the actual rates in comparison to the industrial target and farm target rates:.....................................................................................................................................................7What management techniques can be used to improve the results of mating?...........................7Animal Health..................................................................................................................................8Mastitis........................................................................................................................................8Lameness.....................................................................................................................................8Assisted calving..........................................................................................................................8Death rate....................................................................................................................................8What changes could be made on-farm for the improvement of death rates?..............................8Pasture..............................................................................................................................................9Soil...................................................................................................................................................9Feed management............................................................................................................................1RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING CATTLE FARMING ............................................4
REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
Milk productionLast seasonTotalPer cowPer haAnnual targeted milksolids340,000 kg MS2.26 kg MS56 kg DM/Ha/dayActual milksolids65075 kg milk solids2.41 kg MS34 kg DM/Ha/dayDate half totalproduction reached1/2/16Current seasonTotalPer cowPer haAnnual targeted milksolids440,000 kg MS1.26 kg MS65 kg DM/Ha/dayActual milksolids50675 kg milk solids1.42 kg MS43 kg DM/Ha/dayDate half totalproduction reached1/2/17

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