We’ve seen some serious pulses of rain over the last few days which have made grazing conditions very difficult for both the cows and the young stock. We have increased meal feeding to the cows and moved some to dry paddocks for a few days. We will keep silage out of the milkers’ diet for another week if possible to keep up the amount of ground grazed in October in preparation for the spring.
We are using 12-hour strip wires for the cows and multiple entrances to paddocks where possible to reduce damage. We will go to on-off grazing next if necessary or if rain persists and we will start to dry off some cows from next week on. Early calvers, empty cows and first calvers will be first on the list. We have kept everything milking up to this point.