Displaying items by tag: feed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:55

Make it a successful harvest

Maize silage is a good fit with New Zealand systems because the rumen is a microbial environment, full of bacteria, fungi and protozoa which eventually help to produce milk or weight gain.

Published in Management
Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:55

Cheap seed doesn’t pay

As a result of the last two seasons’ historically low payouts many farmers have become very cost focussed.

Published in Management
Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:55

Making high quality pasture silage

Recently there has been an increased dairy industry focus on getting more out of pasture.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 24 June 2016 09:55

Careful transition needed for fodder beet

While fodder beet has been grown in NZ for years, it has only recently gained popularity as an important dairy cow winter feed.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 29 April 2016 15:55

Time to fend off costly nutritional deficits

An inexpensive autumn feed test can guard against mineral deficiencies in dairy and beef cows that can lead to low growth rates and poor milk yields.

Published in Management
Friday, 29 April 2016 10:55

Maximise pasture yield and feed the cow

Given the tough financial situation, it is time for dairy farmers to rely more on pasture production and to plan how to get more milk from fewer cows.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:55

Feeder’s got it ‘beet’

It's no surprise feeder wagon specialist Robertson Farm Machinery is offering a beet chopping attachment for its EX and Mega range of wagons.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 12 March 2016 15:55

Low-cost winter or spring feed in a hurry

The application of Gibberellic acid, particularly in winter or spring, is a good way to produce low cost feed in a hurry, a Northland study has shown.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 11 March 2016 10:55

Fodder beet supplement pays its way

Fodder beet is an increasingly popular winter crop for beef and dairy cattle due to the large amounts of dry matter it produces.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:55

Get the most from your maize silage

Most farmers are focused on extracting as much milk as possible from home-grown feed.

Published in General News