Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:17

Chicory as summer crop

One response to tight economic circumstances for many dairy farmers is to look at reducing the amount of feed they buy in for their cows, says fertiliser co-op Ravensdown.

Published in Management
Saturday, 15 August 2015 10:36

Chicory, plantain can carry you through

The North Island does not have enough groundwater to irrigate, as does the South Island. Even if it did, given the dairy payout, irrigation is unaffordable.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 25 June 2015 06:30

Chicory trims costs, expels black beetle

Chicory and its contribution to a $37,000 reduction in feed costs was a highlight in a tough year with the payout drop for the P3 Hauraki Focus Farm at Ngatea.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 February 2014 16:08

More summer milk with chicory

DURING LAST year’s drought, when conventional pasture was parched and brown across Waikato, paddocks of chicory stood out like oases.

Published in Machinery & Products

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