Friday, 03 May 2019 11:31

Feeding out maize silage

Maize silage is a maize crop cut and ensiled in a stack or bunker; commonly used as a supplement to pasture in situations where cows would otherwise be underfed.

Published in Management
Friday, 26 April 2019 10:55

Building pasture cover levels

The long summer dry has meant many farmers are now focused on how they can increase pasture cover levels while still meeting cow condition score targets.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:48

Will maize cover for grass?

The summer dry has resulted this autumn in less-than-ideal quantities of grass being available to cows.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:54

Planning prevents poor maize

The predicted dry patch, which in November seemed impossible to envisage, has arrived.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:55

Too late to plant maize silage?

About this time of the year, we always seem to get calls from merchants and farmers asking several versions of the same question: “Is it too late to plant maize silage in November?” 

Published in Opinion
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:24

Maize can make the difference

Maize is a vital crop that consumes a lot of farmers’ time and money, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:55

Maize is more than just a supplementary feed

Over the last three years, pressure has increased on dairy farmers to produce food with a low environmental footprint.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:55

Rain hits harvest

The maize harvest in many regions is being severely hampered by rain and high soil moisture levels.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:55

Make it a successful harvest

Maize silage is a good fit with New Zealand systems because the rumen is a microbial environment, full of bacteria, fungi and protozoa which eventually help to produce milk or weight gain.

Published in Management
Thursday, 02 March 2017 07:55

Are you ready for maize silage harvest?

Maize silage harvest is running two-three weeks late in most areas because of later planting and cooler-than-average early summer temperatures.

Published in Opinion
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