Current Trials

Future Farming Trial Update 09 Sept 21

  This project commenced June 2021. It will compare the productivity, profitability and impact on people and the environment on three farms, being: Current Farm – Kikuyu & ryegrass based pastures with up to 190 kg N/ha/annum, 3.0 cows/ha Alternative Pastures Farm – Fescue & cocksfoot based pastures, up to […]

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Future Farming Trial Update 26 August 2021

This project commenced June 2021. It will compare the productivity, profitability and impact on people and the environment on three farms, being: Current Farm – Kikuyu & ryegrass based pastures with up to 190 kg N/ha/annum, 3.0 cows/ha Alternative Pastures Farm – Fescue & cocksfoot based pastures, up to 190 […]

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Future Farming Systems Fortnightly Updates

  This page contains the fortnightly information updates for each farm, including management decisions made by the farm committee every two weeks. Visitors are welcome to the management meetings every second Thursday. Email info@nddt.nz for more details             2021-22 Season Updates Future Farming Project 1 […]

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3 year Summary of Supplement Trial – Lessons learnt

This is a summary of the key lessons learnt from the 3 year Dairying in a Variable Climate trial looking at production and profit responses to adding PKE and other supplements. For more detailed information see the annual summaries at the end of each season.   3 yr Summary – […]

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Annual Field Day Handout June 21

  This paper covers the full results from the last season of the Supplement Trial, and an outline of the upcoming Future Farming Strategies Trial   NDDT Field Day June 21 Handout

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Future Farming Systems Trial Outline

  This is an exciting new 4 year farm systems trial starting 1 June 2021, comparing three farm systems that adapt to or mitigate climate change effects. Farmers are frustrated at poor performance of ryegrass in warm dry conditions and are increasingly looking at pasture species that may be more […]

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