Significant savings in fertiliser expenditure of $15000 for one 80Ha block
Reduced metabolics from 10% to 1% resulting in a saving of $25000
Saving from Fertiliser Rationalisation
In 2013 this farm had 50 cows down out of a herd of 500. By correcting this through adjustment of magnesium supplementation this reduced to 1% metabolics in the first season working with Mineral Systems.
Reproductive inefficiency, production inefficiency and excessive weight loss after calving were associated with macro element imbalance. Inappropriate fertiliser choice was found to be primarily responsible.
PRODUCTION ISSUES IDENTIFIED
High metabolic rate at 10% of herd
Empty rate at 22%