For Nick, 3-in-2 has been a steadfast summer strategy on his farm and works well. Making the switch to full season 3-in-2 is all about trying to reduce labour requirements and improve mating results, without taking the production hit of full season OAD.
Location: Pahoia, Bay of Plenty
Cows: 210 Friesian cows
Farm size: 75ha
Production: 370kg MS/cow
Imported feed: 500kg DM/cow
Staff: 1.5 full time equivalents (140 cows/FTE)
Milking regime 2020/21: Full season 3-in-2