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.

Left to right: Annie Inglis, Steve Irwin, Geoff Irwin, Lee Irwin are the team that Geoff Irwin says help run a ‘relaxed’ farming system at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville.

The Irwin family -- Geoff, Lee and son Steve -- milk 330 cows on 83ha at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville, in what Geoff describes as “a relaxed farming system”.

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.

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.

Bright green peanut butter baits are being laid in an area of the Mackenzie District for the third year running to try to suppress an isolated population of wallabies adjacent to the Mount Cook National Park.

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

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?

 

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