Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:55

Summer feed options

Feed shortages happen every summer. Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains some options to fill the feed gap.

Published in Management
Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:55

Make hay while the sun shines

Many regions are experiencing an early spring. The collective sigh of relief is almost audible as we exit a winter and spring very different from last season.  

Published in Management
Friday, 28 April 2017 12:55

PKE - friend or foe?

In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the most commonly used supplements on NZ dairy farms.

Published in Management
Monday, 04 April 2016 09:55

Making a good maize silage crop

Maize silage harvesting is now underway in most regions.

Published in Management
Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:55

Get the most from your maize silage

Most farmers are focused on extracting as much milk as possible from home-grown feed.

Published in General News
Sunday, 01 November 2015 14:45

Maize silage yields high and growing

Since the introduction of Pioneer's New Zealand silage trial programme in 1991, silage yields have increased by an average of 310 kgDM/ha/year.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 26 September 2015 09:37

Feeding supplements in a low payout year

The challenging milk payout will have many farmers scrutinising budgets for ways to reduce spending.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:01

The true cost of home-grown maize silage

The latest Pioneer brand ‘Maize for Silage 2015-16’ catalogue gives average estimated growing costs for maize silage planted in high fertility or low fertility paddocks (Table 1).

Published in Management
Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:30

Growing maize under film

One of the biggest recent advances in maize agronomy has been the growing of maize crops under film using the SAMCO System. 

Published in Management
Saturday, 27 June 2015 14:17

Higher input systems can make money

Last month saw the release of the 2013-14 DairyNZ Economic Survey, which contains a wealth of data on the average physical and financial performance of 301 randomly selected owner-operator herds during the 2013-14 season. 

Published in Farm Health
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