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Good Autumn growth sets the scene for maximum growth rates in beef cattle post-weaning, but beware worms in pasture, warns Paul McKee, an animal health technical manager at Ravensdown.
Nutrient efficiency is vital to Ravensdown as a component of smarter farming -- good for the bottom line and the environment.
Choosing the correct perennial ryegrass can be daunting when all sales reps are saying they have the best.
Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says its new blending plant and distribution centre in New Plymouth will change the way farmers receive and use products.
The nutritional importance of adequate levels of selenium in dairy cows is well documented. However, confusion often occurs with recommendations of up to 10 times higher not being uncommon.
The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.
The days of trekking across hill country farms to get samples of soil fertility, then blanket spreading fertiliser, are nearing their end, says Ravensdown.
Adopting the Ravensdown whole-farm soil testing (WFST) programme may enable farmers to make smarter nutrient input choices, says Dan Copland, a senior agri manager at the fertiliser co-op.