Displaying items by tag: grazing

Sunday, 24 May 2015 16:44

What’s the true cost of winter grazing?

Cropping farmers are being urged to consider the true cost of winter grazing to their businesses.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:49

Live yeast brings cow rumen to life

Adding ative live yeast Vistacell can improve rumen function in grazing cows, says supplier AB Vista.

Published in Farm Health

Farmers are being urged to exercise caution when transitioning cows from pasture to brassicas and fodder beet.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:55

Happy to pay for good grazing

Dargaville dairy farmer Bob Franklin is happy to fork out money for top heifer grazing if he gets a product worth $20,000 more over its lifetime.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:53

Big rewards in hitting heifer targets

It is costing dairy farmers an “awful lot of money” to have poorly grown heifers, says AgFirst consultant Gareth Baynham.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Heifer raising tips for graziers

Five new focus farms will give graziers knowledge and resources to help grow heifers better, and strengthen their relationship with dairy farmer clients.

Published in General News
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

A balancing act between managing grass and cows

Pasture-based dairy farming is a balance between managing the pasture and the cows to maximise sustainable profit, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Grain and graze from oilseed rape

AUSTRALIA’S GROWERS are grabbing four-six weeks autumn or winter grazing off oilseed rape crops with no impact on grain yield, CSIRO agronomist John Kirkengaard told growers at Crops 2014.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:33

Farm sales recovering

THE RURAL real estate market is seeing a sustained recovery in turnover and price, judging by the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:38

Southland Feds demand grazing rule deferral

FEDERATED FARMERS Southland is demanding Environment Southland defer implementation of new rules making dairy grazing a discretionary activity.

Published in General News
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