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"Production is up 21% year-on-year, cows are getting back in calf quicker and the herd has never looked better, in all a great decision bringing Malijo Consulting on board"

Russ & Beck McMillan - Nanneella Vic.


"Hi Mark. Thanks for your visit the other day, for saving me money and making me money. The cows are up two litres/day and I'm saving money on purchased hay, they are going great. Thanks again, Danny".

Danny Leahy - Girgarre Vic.


“Malijo Consulting has helped us significantly increase productivity and as a result improved efficiency, pushing our farming system into the future.                              

 Brad Windridge – Leitchville.


“Since introducing the GT 10 to our herd, the cows have performed better, had lower cell counts and fewer mastitis and never been happier!”                                

Brad Wren – Strathmerton.


Average production figures for Sept

Attached is a copy of the average production figures of the Malijo Consulting client list. I'm very pleased that as group we achived an average of >1.0kg of milk protein/cow/day. Lets hope that we are able to maintain these levels of production as the season progresses.

Average production for September 2012


A quick reminder to focus on Peak production.

Following is an exerpt from an email I sent to my client base as a quick reminder of the importance of peak production.

As a group you are all doing very very well and we are now averaging so close 1kg of protein (0.99kg/day) its fantastic. The pastures have really started to grow, and our challenges (in most cases) is going to be controlling pasture quality.

Its important to remember that we must be offering the pastures to the cows on the day they can eat the most of it!! this means offering it to them when it is lowest in NDF. For those of you who love to talk leaf stage this means 2.5 leaf stage. But the most critical aspect of pasture management at the moment is ensure that you do not over graze.

Remember that we are fast approaching peak milk/intake. And that peak milk will set their/our production expectations for the year, if we miss peak the rest of the season is going to be a real challenge. The industry is renowned for pulling grain/stuffing up balance (mostly starch and metabolisable protein, but also macro/micro mineral balance) whilst we have pasture, missing peak, and then chasing our tails for the rest of season....trying to stuff the grain in etc when the milk price comes good. But if the horse has already bolted (we miss peak), its a worthless exercise. Hence the industry is stuck at 5500-6000 litres/cow/year.......don't stuff it up!!

A quick way to establish where the cows need to get to is divide your production expectations for the season (lets say its 8500 litres/cow/yr) by 225/230 (36 litres/cow/day at peak). We do this because well fed cows from peak will achieve roughly 230 litres for every litre at peak as opposed to old industry rule of 1:200) , for the rest of her lactation.

Given we (as a group) average over 8000 litres last season, if we are going to dilute increases in production costs (eg grain costs), and buffer the loss in milk income (down by somewhere between 2%-8%, deends on your level of optimism), and maintain profit levels from last season, then 8500 litres is where we are going to have to be.



Average production figures including August averages

Attached is a copy of the average Malijo Consulting production figures for the month of August and past 5 months prior. Keep in mind that the numbers are average only and the range is quite vast. 

August average production and feeding figures


Average production and feeding strategies per cow per day over the past 5 months.

Following is a copy of the average production figures of the Malijo consulting client base for the past 5 months. The figures are relatively self explanatory and depict the feeding regimes employed by Malijo consulting clients.

 Its important to remember that the follwing is average only and the range in production etc is very vast. Keep an eye on this page to see monthly averages as time goes by.


Average Production and Feeding strategy of Malijo Consulting Client list


Liver Lipid Metabolism around calving.

For those of you who like to do a little more technical reading about the finer points of nutrition etc, attached is a copy of an article about the goings on within and around Liver Lipid metabolism around the point of calving. Its a little heavier than some (although has been simplified somewhat from the original technical review and research), but a great insight all the same. 



Lipid Metabolism around Calving