Patrick and Kerrie Glass - Gundowring, Murray Dairy Region

Farmer 1

Glass family

Gundowring, Murray Dairy region

Pat and Kerry Glass are the farm owners and their son, Brendan and daughter in law, Sarah work on the farm.  The main objective for this farming family is to help Brendan and Sarah add to their existing skills and to transition Pat and Kerry out of the day to day activities and transition Brendan and Sarah in.

The farm is also a seasonal calving farm and a focus on improving the farm’s reproductive performance will also be explored.

  • Farm Details

    Farm Details

    Milking area

    280 ha

    Dairy

    rotary

    Herd numbers

    480 cows

    Annual stocking rate (cows/milking ha)

    1.5

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids)

    585 kg MS/cow

    Homegrown feed (t/DM/milking ha

    6 t DM/ha

    Homegrown feed in diet

    70%

    Cows/labour unit FTE

    -
  • Farm Performance

    Milk Production

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids)

    281,165

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids/cow)

    585

    Litres (total)

    4,084,080

    Feed Production

    Grazed feed per ha t/DM/milking ha

    4

    Conserved feed per ha t/DM/milking ha

    2

    Total home grown feed (t/DM/milking ha

    2.35

    Business

    Total farm gross income ($/kg/MS)/ Cost of production ($/kg/MS)

    2,015,711/5.67

    Earnings before interest & tax (EBIT) $kg/MS

    620,378

    Return on total assets %

    11.3

    Return on equity %

    13.39

  • Current Report Highlights

    Production

    Cow Numbers


    Kg Milk solids/cow/day


    Litres/cow/day


    Fat%


    Protein %


    Daily Income over Supplementary Feed Costs (IOSFC)

    Milk Price ($/kgMS)


    Income/cow   


    Supplementary Feed Cost/cow


    IOSFC/cow


    IOSFC/ha


    Comments: 

    For more information on Murray Dairy Focus Farms, go to the Murray Dairy website: www.murraydairy.com.au and click on the Focus Farm Project link. 

  • Detailed Reports

    June 2016

    May 2016

    April 2016

    March 2016

    February 2016

    November 2015