Current Trials

Mid Season Supplement Trial Update

Click here for mid season update including pasture growth graphs compared to the last two seasons. DVC Project update Feb 2021  

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Future Farming Systems Trial – starting 1 June

  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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Supplement Trial Decision Rules

Click below to see the full set of decision rules we use to manage supplement feeding in our Dairying in a Variable Climate Trial   NDDT Supplement Trial protocol and Decision Rules  

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Supplement Trial Full 2019/20 Results Video Presentation

Video presentation of 2019/20 results by Trust Coordinator Kim Robinson        

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Supplement Trial 2019/20 Financial Results Available Now

Supplement Use in a Variable Climate Trial results are in for the 2019/20 season. The effect of the drought is clear with all farms dropping in profit by $600 to $1200/ha. The PKE Plus farm was the most profitable for the first time in this trial, but needed the high […]

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Northland Diversified Forage Trial

This three year project follows on from the work the Annual Legume Group did looking for alternative legumes which could be incorporated into both dairy and drystock farming systems. For full details of this work download the Popular Summary below.

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Current Supplement Trial Fortnightly Updates

Trial updates are published regularly. Current daily information may be obtained from the Farm Manager.

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