News

Future Farm Systems Update 28 July 2022

  This project compares 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, 3.1 cows/ha Alternative Pastures Farm – Fescue & cocksfoot based pastures, up to 190 kg N/ha, 3.1 cows/ha […]

Read More

Future Farm Systems Financial Results Yr 1

  Full results of the first year of our trial are now available Current Farm and Alternative Pastures farm have similar production and profit, but both take a large hit on the Low Emissions farm. Future Farm Systems Yr 1 Results June22

Read More

Pasture Regrassing Plan 2022

Future Farming Systems Project Introduction of Alternative Pastures at NARF – 2022 Sowing Plan Updated 15th March 2022   Background The establishment of fescue/cocksfoot pastures that were sown in 2021 was disappointing on the Alternative Pastures farm, with most of these paddocks showing low sown grass presence. Competition from poa […]

Read More

Future Farming Systems All 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  

Read More

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 – Lessons […]

Read More

Kikuyu Management Guide

Download the farmer guide to managing kikuyu. This general guide has been developed by NDDT and DairyNZ. Farmers should note that optimal management techniques may vary between farms.

Read More