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Supplement Use in a Variable Climate Update 10 Sept 20

This project compares three farms with different supplement use on production, profit and environmental impact. The three farm systems are: Pasture Only Farm – No imported supplement – 2.7 cows/ha PKE Only Farm – PKE used to fill feed gaps within milk FEI limits – 3.1 cows/ha PKE Plus Farm […]

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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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Urea v Ammo Trial 2019 Results

This plot trial in spring 2019 looked at pasture responses to Nitrogen, Sulphur and Potash. The trial was driven by farmers asking whether it was economic to apply Ammo or Potash instead of straight urea in spring. Three sites were used to test responses on different soil types Marine Clay […]

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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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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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