Displaying items by tag: pasture

Thursday, 10 September 2015 16:00

Grass always wins

Nothing competes with grass when it comes to cost effective feed. But when grass supply is short, ProGibb SG is the next best thing, says Farmlands Manawatu field manager Mike McLean.

Published in Management
Sunday, 06 September 2015 14:38

Better autumn pasture mgmt could net $150k more

Keeping tight control of pasture growth in spring and autumn could help drystock profitability, according to Northland pastoral farming specialists.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

Strategies to manage low pasture cover

Many farms are running with lower than target average pasture covers (APC) this time of the year. The months of June and July were cooler than normal so pasture growth rates have not been where they would normally be.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:00

Precious grass

The dairy industry’s ongoing volatility coupled with a cold wet winter in many parts of the country has highlighted the real value of New Zealand’s pasture based system.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:26

Weeks of frost takes toll on pasture cover

Weeks of frost have knocked pasture cover on Lincoln University’s Dairy Farm and the South Canterbury Tactics for Tight Times (TTT) focus farm is no different.

Published in Management
Saturday, 11 July 2015 06:00

PKE, pasture picked to come out tops

Leaders of a three-year trial into the relative profitability of palm kernel expresser (PKE), cropping or pasture-only systems think a system using pasture and PKE should bring the most returns.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:04

Protect wet pasture, keep waterways clean

So-called sacrifice paddocks are a last resort option for protecting wet pasture from the effects of stock trampling in winter.

Published in Management
Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:00

The great Kiwi earthworm survey

AgResearch scientists want farmer help to better understand the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production.

Published in Farm Health

A product containing a natural insecticide to fight one of New Zealand’s worst farm insect pests is a step closer following several years of research and trials by AgResearch.

Published in Farm Health

Vastly improving a poorly performing paddock led to Waiuku farmer Robert Garshaw winning the first-year pasture category of DairyNZ’s Pasture Renewal Persistence competition.

Published in Farm Health