Owl Farm Performance and Season Update 12.30pm
87 attendees heard about a World Markets update from Westpac Economist Anne Boniface.
The information discussed is in the Westpac Fortnightly Agri-update. Impacts of global demand and supply, what's really happening plus the impact and potential changes in the strength of the kiwi dollar.
Maximising Summer Performance was discussed in a Workshop session sharing ideas on tactics and trigger points to hit key targets.
the topics for consideration involved:
Current Season Update
Less cows are making more milk, 94% of the herd submitted in 3 weeks of AB, 4 times last year’s spring silage made.
Holding cows over 2kgMS/cow/day has been a standout highlight of the season with less brought0in feed used to achieve this.
Having strong decision rules around how we wanted to oerate the farm was a key to seeing these results.
Key decision rules Sep - Oct
Keep pre-graze under 3,000kgDM/ha
Area grazed constant around 6.5ha/day. 17-22 day round of area available to graze
Back the farm to grow – put the surplus in the stack
Focus on next round quality – cows must work to graze to 1600 or less.
Mower fixes any allocation errors where residuals were higher
76 attendees heard about our 2019:
Season so far: People, Profit, Production
Body condition score of individual cows and the benefits of doing monthly,
Mating plans - ALL AB for the 2018 mating season and how to manage the risks.
92 attendees heard about 2018 in review:
Season Round up: People, Profit, Production
Fertiliser Focus: Feeding the engine room of our farm,
Planting Plantain: What have we learned?
Healthy Rivers: What does Variation 1 mean for us?
68 Attendees heard about:
Where we’ve been:
Seasonal update on performance and the summer of endless rain
Where we’re going:
Time to hear about the two viable Farm systems we have found for Owl Farm’s Future and how they:
Reduce our N leaching by over 20%,
Continue to improve farm operating profit, and
Keep focus on people, safety and animal welfare
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• Explore the ways we are working to protect the environment;
• Everyone can change water quality! Join our Community planting event,
help us grow plants to protect waterways.
• Meet our cows and some really friendly calves.
• See cows being milked throughout the day.
• See what it takes to prepare a gourmet meal for cows
Plus loads more...
Free sausage sizzle and ice-creams
Coffee available to purchase
This day promises to be fun for the whole family so chuck on your gummies andgummies and
come along for what will be an awesome day down on the farm.
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