A short-lived leafy herb with high feed value, chicory can be incorporated into a rotational grazing system through its active growing months.
Maize is a vital crop for many New Zealand dairy farmers and represents a significant investment in time and resources.
Fodder beet is a root crop with a high yield potential.
Kale is normally used as a winter feed crop. With a deep root system; it has good drought tolerance.
Plantain is highly palatable to animals, establishes rapidly, is pest tolerant and has a high mineral content.
Swedes are normally used as a winter feed crop. As they have a low tolerance to drought, swedes perform best in cooler, moist environments, however they do not like waterlogging.
Turnips are a brassica root crop commonly used as a fast-maturing single-graze crop to bridge a summer feed gap and maintain milk production.
Winter Crop Allocation Calculator
Calculate the feed demand and supply requirements of based on a range of winter crops.
Wintering cows on cropsWintering cows on crops is a good way to maintain body condition. There are many factors to consider when selecting paddocks, establishing crops and managing the crop.
Seasonal managementAdvice for seasonally managing feed and pasture including managing pasture prior to mating, pugging damage and surplus.
FeedInformation about feed management on dairy farms, including seasonal management, production systems, supplements, crops and pasture types.
SupplementsInformation about the common supplement types, feed values, milksolids response, feed storage and more.
NutritionUnderstand the nutrient requirements of dairy cows at various stages of lactation and meet those needs in a cost-effective manner.
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