Displaying items by tag: feed

Grass silage begins to break down once exposed to air, making steps to reduce losses crucial.

Published in Management
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:31

Feeding out maize silage

Maize silage is a maize crop cut and ensiled in a stack or bunker; commonly used as a supplement to pasture in situations where cows would otherwise be underfed.

Published in Management
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, 18 April 2019 18:00

Opportunities to lift herd health

Are your cows getting enough calcium?

Published in Farm Health

Food Conversion Efficiency is often misunderstood and overlooked, despite its role in profitability.

Published in Farm Health
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
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:15

Contractor lands zoo feed deal

Manawatu agricultural contractor Mike Hancock is helping to feed some of the world’s most stunning and endangered animals.

Published in General News
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
Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:55

Minimising losses while making silage

Most losses that occur when you make silage are invisible, but they can be up to 40% of the original cut pasture. 

Published in Management
Saturday, 20 October 2018 08:55

High-quality in, high-quality out

High-quality silage is a stable feed made from high-quality pasture.

Published in Management