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Supplement Trial Update 8 April 21

This project compares three farms with different supplement use on production, profit and environmental impact. Each farm is 28 ha. 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 – […]

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Supplement Trial Update 25 March 21

This project compares three farms with different supplement use on production, profit and environmental impact. Each farm is 28 ha. 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 – […]

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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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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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