Sweden's milk war is now being played out on television.
AgResearch scientists want farmer help to better understand the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production.
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.
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.
Western Australian dairy farmers Ruth and Ian McGregor can only rely on pasture for five months of the season on their Chapman Hill farm, near Busselton, so each blade grown must be maximised.
Farmers are being urged to exercise caution when transitioning cows from pasture to brassicas and fodder beet.
Wintering dairy cows may be a useful pasture development tool but once the bulk of the regrassing’s done, sheep and beef can at least match the returns, say award winning North Otago farmers Blair and Jane Smith.
For several years scientists at Massey University have promoted the idea of using herb pasture mixes such as chicory, plantain and red and white clover.