Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:02

Robots roaming pastures soon a reality

ROBOTS TRAVERSING dairy paddocks, patch spraying a treatment here, applying some fertiliser or effluent there: sounds far-fetched but the reality is the technology’s already available and a commercial product is just around the corner.

Published in Management
Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:01

Pasture tool a prompt

HOW MUCH grass is going to grow on your farm next week?

Published in Management
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:12

New tool to calculate grass growth

NEW ZEALAND SHEEP and beef farmers have a new tool to help them calculate how much grass will grow on their farms two weeks in advance.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2013 15:58

Pasture problems and other challenges aired

ASK VETERINARIAN and Waikato farmer Ian Scott what he thinks of new pasture cultivars and, off the record, you’re likely to get a four-letter-word answer.

Published in Management
Friday, 11 October 2013 14:06

Keeping control of pasture quality

A MILD and relatively dry winter, above-average pasture growth rates and little pugging has resulted in high average pasture cover levels on many farms. The challenge over the next few months is keeping control of pasture quality.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:50

Too much grass!

Unusually good pasture growth has given some dairy farmers an unexpected challenge – too much long grass for this time of year.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 May 2013 14:19

Mixed-pasture trials show promise

A THREE-YEAR experiment with mixed pastures could have big implications for future management of environmental impacts.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:40

Pasture renewal promises profit

AN AGGRESSIVE regrassing programme could raise EBIT/ha from venison finishing nearly $1000/ha, judging by figures presented to a Deer Industry New Zealand focus farm field day last week.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:42

Win a free paddock

Over 80% of New Zealand dairy farmers intend to renew run-out pastures this season, regardless of their financial outlook, reports a dairy farm survey released recently from CINTA.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:25

$7m PGP funds for seed research

Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) funding was announced today to pay for half of a $14 million research programme to deliver better seeds and plant species for farmers.

Published in General News
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