Catch crops could rise in importance in crop rotations, particularly as the regulatory spotlight lights up the environmental impact of winter feed crops.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:55

Farmers, activists told to tone things down

Southland farming leaders and environmental activists have called for a breather in their set-to over winter grazing practices.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 August 2019 11:55

Easing cows into winter crops

Successful grazing of crop paddocks is achieved by good management of people, cows and the environment, says DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
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
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