DairyBase NZ


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Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Predominately performance-based indicators that are released each year by DairyNZ. Everything summarized, easily accessible and nothing to download.

DairyNZ’s DairyBase collates farm data that show comparisons between seasons and top performing farms across eight regions.

The following models are available:

  • NZ Owner Operator
  • Regional Owner Operator models (Northland, Waikato, BOP, Taranaki, Lower North Island, West Coast Tasman, Marlborough-Canterbury, Otago-Southland)
  • NZ 50:50 Sharemilker
  • North Island 50:50 Sharemilker
  • South Island 50:50 Sharemilker

Both financial and production indicators are provided for:

  • Average
  • Top 50%
  • DairyNZ model forecast

In 2015/16 national financial KPI’s for the top 50% included:

  • Cows/ha: 2.9
  • Kg Milksolids/ha: 1,153
  • Kg Milksolids/cow: 399
  • Cows/full time equivalent (FTE): 148

In 2015/16 national physical KPI’s for the top 50% included:

  • Average kg Milksolids/cow/day:  1.6
  • Days in milk per cow:  246
  • Pasture & crop eaten tonnes DM/ha:  12.3
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