Displaying items by tag: Ian Williams

Saturday, 27 June 2015 14:17

Higher input systems can make money

Last month saw the release of the 2013-14 DairyNZ Economic Survey, which contains a wealth of data on the average physical and financial performance of 301 randomly selected owner-operator herds during the 2013-14 season. 

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:11

Getting the most from supplements

Every time the milksolids payout drops, the industry starts talking about reducing production costs.

Published in Management
Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:13

Laboratory testing of maize silage

Each year, from about this time until the end of June, I am often asked to help interpret the results of maize silage feed analyses. 

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

Silage smells and what they may mean

I grew up in town and one of my distinct memories of summer and autumn when we went to visit our farming friends was the smell of silage. 

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:00

Careful strategy keeps cows in milk

Many farmers are now facing hefty onfarm challenges. While the low milksolids payout is influencing cashflow and profitability, dry conditions are starting to limit pasture growth and milk flows in many key dairy regions. 

Published in Management
Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

Getting ready for maize harvest

There is an old saying which states “prior planning prevents poor performance”.

Published in Management
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