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Doing a Winter Feed Budget - Waipa

Calculate feed requirements through winter to work out if supplements are needed.

3,340kgDM/ha available minus 1,680 allocated = 1,732kgDM/Ha residual on 1 Sep.

The target is 1,500kgDM/Ha on 1 September.  So it looks like there is enough, but be conservative. 

It is recommended that some supplement will still be needed to extend hind time on silage, improve velvet production and as high energy supplement for weaners).   But this is as an energy/fat top up for an easy win on animal performance, not to fill a real feed deficit.