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Pasture, Irrigation and Effluent

Pasture

The milking platform was sown at conversion [March 2001] in a mix of 50/50 Bronsyn/Impact ryegrasses with Aran and Sustain white clovers, and 1kg/ha of Timothy.

Paddock

Period Regrassed

Grass Cultivar

Paddock

Period Regrassed

Grass Cultivar

N1

Feb-01

Brons. Imp

S1

Dec-05

Bealey

N2

Feb-11

Trojan

S2

Dec-10

Trojan/Bealey

N3

Nov-12/Sept-13

Shogun/Chicory/Plantain/Troj

S3

Feb-10

Bealey/Arrow

N4

Feb-15

Base/Troj/Chicory/Plantain

S4

Dec-13

Bealey/Troj/Chicory/Plantain

N5

Dec-11/Aug-13

Shogun

S5

Dec-08

Arrow - Alto

N6

Apr-14

Shogan (spray/drill)

S6

Dec-14

Shog/Chi/Plant (spray/drill)

N7

Jan-14

Bealey/Troj/Chicory/Plantain

S7

Nov-15

Base/Troj/Plantain

N8

Jan-13

Bealey/Troj/Chicory/Plantain

S8

Oct-11

Trojan/Bealey

N9

Oct-13

Bealey/Troj/Chicory/Plantain

S9

Dec-09

Bealey/Arrow

N10

Jan-12

Tetraploids

S10

Nov-14

Shogan/Chicory/Plantain

N11

Nov-07

Bealey

All paddocks also sown with clover


Irrigation

Centre pivots 127 ha
Long laterals 24 ha
K-lines 10 ha
Hard hose gun 14 ha
Total irrigated 175 ha
Irrigation system capacity 5.5 mm/day
Length of basic pivot 402
Well depth 90 m
  • A full rotation completed in 20.8 hours for 5.5 mm [at 100% of maximum speed].
  • Average Annual Rainfall = 666 mm.
  • Average irrigation input applies an additional 450 mm.
  • Average Evapotranspiration for Lincoln is 870 mm/year.

Effluent

  • Sump capable of holding 33,000 litres and a 300,000 litre enviro saucer.
  • 100 mm PVC pipe to base of North Block centre pivot, distribution through pot spray applicators.