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.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:55

Smarter farming needs nutrient efficiency

Tough questions are confronting everybody involved in food creation in New Zealand. 

Published in Opinion

Nutrient efficiency is vital to Ravensdown as a component of smarter farming -- good for the bottom line and the environment.

Published in Management
Friday, 16 March 2018 10:55

How to choose the best ryegrass

Choosing the correct perennial ryegrass can be daunting when all sales reps are saying they have the best. 

Published in Management
Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:55

$30m fertiliser project

Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says its new blending plant and distribution centre in New Plymouth will change the way farmers receive and use products.

Published in General News

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.

Published in Management
Friday, 24 November 2017 07:55

Heading off flystrike resistance

The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:55

Blanket topdressing nearing an end

The days of trekking across hill country farms to get samples of soil fertility, then blanket spreading fertiliser, are nearing their end, says Ravensdown.

Published in Management

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.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:55

Fert co-op backs farmer water group

Ravensdown chair John Henderson has added the co-op’s weight to a pledge by New Zealand farming leaders to help make our rivers swimmable for future generations.

Published in General News

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