Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:55

Feed pads worth their weight in concrete

Pioneer forage specialist Ian Williams on the many benefits of feed pads.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:21

Free cab kit for buyers

A free cab kit is on offer to buyers of Honda’s Pioneer 700-2P side by side, on show at Fieldays.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 26 April 2019 10:55

Building pasture cover levels

The long summer dry has meant many farmers are now focused on how they can increase pasture cover levels while still meeting cow condition score targets.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:48

Will maize cover for grass?

The summer dry has resulted this autumn in less-than-ideal quantities of grass being available to cows.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:54

Planning prevents poor maize

The predicted dry patch, which in November seemed impossible to envisage, has arrived.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:55

Too late to plant maize silage?

About this time of the year, we always seem to get calls from merchants and farmers asking several versions of the same question: “Is it too late to plant maize silage in November?” 

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:55

Make hay while the sun shines

Many regions are experiencing an early spring. The collective sigh of relief is almost audible as we exit a winter and spring very different from last season.  

Published in Management
Friday, 29 June 2018 09:55

Intensification not a profit wrecker

Last month saw the annual release of the DairyNZ Economic Farm Survey and the NZ Dairy Statistics.

Published in Management
Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:55

Maize is more than just a supplementary feed

Over the last three years, pressure has increased on dairy farmers to produce food with a low environmental footprint.

Published in Management
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:55

Filling summer feed deficits

The impacts of a wet winter are clearly evident as I drive around the countryside. In fact, I have never seen the level of damage on farm after winter as I am seeing now.

Published in Management
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