Silage is just picked grass.

Don't assume you’ll get through the year without supplementary feed.  It’s not just the availability in times of crisis, it’s also the cost you hadn’t planned for that often causes most concern.

Growing maize silage on farm can provide quality dry matter at a keen price.

With a very wet winter resulting in cows being stood off paddocks and fed more supplements the demand for maize this season is pretty high.

Chief hydrologist Bob Bower.

A pilot project to remediate groundwater in the Hinds District in Mid-Canterbury is a success, according to a report into its first year’s operation.

Kaukapakapa farmer Graham Turner in his old 24-aside-herringbone shed.

With well over 40 years of farming experience, Graham Turner reckons he made the right decision in filling the pit of his 20-year-old herringbone shed in preparation for four Lely Astronaut A4 milking robots.

Take all the steps to lift herd performance

InCalf promotes a ‘continuous improvement process’, challenging farmers with their advisers to take a systematic approach towards a sustainable improvement in reproductive performance.

More farmers are looking at once-a-day milking to lift herd reproductivity.

In their quest to increase six-week in-calf rates, a growing number of farmers are looking at once-a-day (OAD) milking as a way to improve herd reproductive performance. How effective is this strategy?

Using the right plants and techniques will help maximise the success of riparian planting and ensure value for money by getting it right first time, says DairyNZ.

Fencing waterways protects freshwater from nutrients, effluent and sediment by excluding stock and creating a buffer between water and the land.

A biogas recovery system using methane from dairy effluent to generate electricity and heat water was one of three finalists in the Energy Technology of the Year award in the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.

An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.


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