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Future Farm Systems Trial Update 19 May 22

      This project commenced June 2021. It 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 […]

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Future Farm Systems Trial Update 5 May 22

      This project commenced June 2021. It 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 […]

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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 […]

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2022 Online Conference Presentations

The following presenters were all asked how the global climate and economic situation is impacting our markets and what this means for NZ farmers going forward. Click on the three excellent presentations below to hear their different perspectives   Fonterra Chairman Peter McBride and Director Andy MacFarlane (23rd Feb)  […]

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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   2021-22 Season Updates Future Farming Project 1 July 21 Future Farming Project […]

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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 – Lessons […]

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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.

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