Morrinsville farmer Aaron Price and Noldy Rust from Te Pahu, are winners of the Pasture Renewal Persistence Competition run by the DairyNZ-led Pasture Renewal Leadership Group.
Aaron Price won best first year pasture, while Noldy Rust won the best pasture of more than three years old.
Aaron regrassed with a mix of Trojan perennial ryegrass, Kotare and Weka white clovers, Safin cocksfoot and Tuscan red clover.
Noldy’s winning paddock is a 10 year old mix of Alto and Arrow ryegrass.
Each winner receives $1500 of pasture renewal products from Agriseeds and Agricom.
The field days are supported by Agriseeds, Agricom and Fonterra FarmSource.
Aaron and Noldy will host field days on their properties in February. As well as an overview of the winning paddocks, topics at the field days will include discussion about the Forage Value Index, Black Beetle control and grazing for persistence.
Best pasture more than three years old
Date: 3 February 2016
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm kicking off with a BBQ from noon
Host: Noldy Rust
Address: 2 Godfrey Rd, Te Pahu SN 73267
Best first year pasture
Date: 23 February
Time: 11am – 2pm BBQ lunch provided
Host: Aaron Price
Address: 276 Pioneer Rd, Morrinsville SN 76406