Monday, 04 April 2016 09:55

Making a good maize silage crop

Maize silage harvesting is now underway in most regions.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:55

Taking guess-work out of silage making

Silage additives have long been promoted as a means of producing higher quality winter feed.

Published in Machinery & Products
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, 31 January 2016 07:55

Spread the load

Ag machinery specialists Origin Agroup has recently been appointed exclusive importer and distributor of the Mammut range of forage handling equipment, following successful trials during the 2015 season.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 29 January 2016 07:55

Getting the most out of silage

Pioneer nutritionist, Dr Bill Mahanna, recently wrote his 52nd and final column for Feedstuffs, a pre-eminent USA feed and feed industry magazine.

Published in Management
Friday, 27 November 2015 11:37

Crop options for late planting

The grass has never really fired this spring and as I travel around the country it appears many farmers will have little surplus for silage.

Published in Farm Health
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
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:12

Hidden silage losses can reach 40%

Most losses that occur when you make silage are invisible – as high as 40% of the original cut pasture, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 13:24

Silage: quality in equals quality out

Quality silage is a stable feed made from quality pasture preserved in the absence of oxygen by quality fermentation to minimise any loss of feeding value, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
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
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