Displaying items by tag: pasture

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:45

University farm hits the wall

The hot dry summer and a strategic move to use less nitrogen is taking its toll on the Lincoln University Dairy Farm.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:07

Sow pastures early in dry autumn

New research confirms it’s better to sow treated pasture seed early in dry autumns instead of waiting for rain before planting, says seed supplier Agriseeds. 

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00

Strategies needed to cope with big dry

Restricted pasture growth and milk production occurs in many parts of New Zealand as a result of dry summers and irrigation restrictions, according to DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

A balancing act between managing grass and cows

Pasture-based dairy farming is a balance between managing the pasture and the cows to maximise sustainable profit, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Put every blade to good use

Dairy farmers searching for efficiencies in their operation know that home-grown, fully-utilised pasture has always been the most cost-effective feed.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:34

Top pastures get the gong

The best pastures in Waikato and Bay of Plenty have been identified.

Published in Management
Monday, 22 December 2014 06:00

Follow the science in pasture quest

BRIX AND Pasture Energy Scale is a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) and farmer project exploring the relationship between grass Brix and pasture metabolisable energy (ME). 

Published in General News
Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00

Nothing beats home-grown pasture

With cashflows tight on dairy farms, pasture comes out on top as the cheapest feed source, says fertiliser co-op Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

Published in Agribusiness

DARE I say it? If you are aged 29 or over you can stop reading this message (about effluent) right now, because you’ll either know it all, or have made up your mind about it and be inflexible in your thinking. Younger minds when reading this will get an inkling of the underlying message and start to see the light. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

More pasture the answer

Dairy farmers searching for efficiencies in their operation know that homegrown, fully utilised pasture has always been the most cost-effective feed. Even before the current downturn, many farmers were not only looking at output ratios such as milk solids per cow, but also at feed efficiency ratios such as the cost of producing a megajoule of metabolisable energy per kg of dry matter. 

Published in Opinion
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