“Every extra kilogram of dry matter intake from improved pasture management has a positive impact on a farm’s profitability.”
New technology allows farmers to measure pasture cover using an app.
Hope is for big gains in feed quality, finances and stability of vulnerable soils.
Over-grazing is a problem for farmers, but “rescuing” pasture through deferred grazing isn’t the answer, according to research…
Pasture growth has sprung into life and milk and meat production are back on track after the most significant, widespread summer rainfall in early February.
INNOVATIVE tools to support farmers and farm consultants in pasture planning are expected to become available next year as part of the Hill Country Futures Programme.
Last month’s rain has meant farmers in most parts of the country welcomed the new year with a good supply of feed, although while some areas are quickly drying out, others could do with more sun.
Of all the dairy farm jobs that need to be done over springtime, dry matter measurement takes the most time on a big dairy farm and is critical to ensure cows are fed well and genuine surpluses identified for harvesting.