The Elstow/Springdale group for April is visiting the Rowe family Farm on Stanley Road, North, Te Aroha. We will look at their farm system which is producing around 1,950 kgMS/ha, 480 kgMS/cow stocked at 4 cows/ha.
Of particular interest to farmers currently is surviving longer dry periods through summer and autumn, we will look at how the Rowe's manage this.
We will also discuss seasonal issues and challenges that are affecting farmers in the region.
Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.