Monday, 08 July 2019 11:55

Minimising winter grazing damage

While winter feed crops are crucial in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, the West Otago sheep and beef farmer is making changes to cut their damage to the environment.

Published in Management
Friday, 21 June 2019 10:10

Farm sales easing – report

Farm sales are dropping, according to data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:17

How to best manage grazing of pastures

Pasture growth and utilisation is becoming increasingly important as farm businesses face ongoing environmental and milk price challenges.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:06

High quality feed all year

Pasture based farming is most profitable when the pastures are managed to provide the highest quality feed at all periods during the season, maximising the amount of pasture grown and eaten.

Published in Management
Friday, 16 October 2015 15:00

Heifer grazing new in Taupo

A new dairy grazing site near Taupo will be focused on heifers, says the owner, Wairakei Pastoral Ltd.

Published in Management
Monday, 14 September 2015 11:00

Good winter grazing reduces run-offs

Recent results from AgResearch trials in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water.

Published in Management

Grazed winter forage crops raise the risk of nutrient losses to water, but with careful management, sediment and phosphorus losses can be reduced during grazing.

Published in Management

Cropping farmers are being urged to consider the true cost of winter grazing to their businesses.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:49

Live yeast brings cow rumen to life

Adding ative live yeast Vistacell can improve rumen function in grazing cows, says supplier AB Vista.

Published in Farm Health

Farmers are being urged to exercise caution when transitioning cows from pasture to brassicas and fodder beet.

Published in Farm Health
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