Friday, 01 March 2019 12:39

Tiller Talk promotes pasture

Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge). 

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:55

Rain watch on the Coast

A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast dairy farm. 

Published in Management

At this stage of the season, levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) rise very rapidly in typical NZ pastures as ryegrass starts to form seed head.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:51

Make good use of the cheapest form of feed

It is no secret that the cheapest form of feed on New Zealand dairy farms is home grown pasture.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:55

Watch the grass grow

Dairy farm owners are paying a lot more attention to what's happening on their farms – especially pasture – because of the low payout.

Published in General News

Renewing 10% of New Zealand farm pasture annually would ensure productivity and performance gains achieved via new species do not dwindle over a 10-year cycle.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:17

How to best manage grazing of pastures

Pasture growth and utilisation is becoming increasingly important as farm businesses face ongoing environmental and milk price challenges.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:06

High quality feed all year

Pasture based farming is most profitable when the pastures are managed to provide the highest quality feed at all periods during the season, maximising the amount of pasture grown and eaten.

Published in Management
Friday, 25 September 2015 07:14

Low grass growth hits milk yield

The Southland winter-spring, with prolonged incessant rain, cold wind and low sunshine hours, have depressed grass growth well below normal.

Published in Management
Thursday, 10 September 2015 16:00

Grass always wins

Nothing competes with grass when it comes to cost effective feed. But when grass supply is short, ProGibb SG is the next best thing, says Farmlands Manawatu field manager Mike McLean.

Published in Management
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