Early spring management
The information in this section will help you make pasture management decisions through calving to balance date (when feed supply meets feed demand).
Late spring management
Identifying and managing pasture surplus early and maintaining good quality pasture through good grazing practices is key to maximising late spring and summer milk solids production.
Successful summer management means regular monitoring. Go for farm walks, manage grazing residuals, monitor body condition scores, keep up-to-date with industry information, and plan ahead.
The focus in autumn is reaching average pasture cover and cow condition targets ready for spring.
Winter management is about setting pasture up for spring and protecting pastures from pugging.
Advice for managing feed and pasture throughout the seasons.
FeedInformation about feed management on dairy farms, including seasonal management, production systems, supplements, crops and pasture types.
Surplus managementManagement information to help you maintain high quality pastures during a feed surplus.
Managing Pugging DamageFind out how to fix paddocks damaged by pugging.
Spring pasture management after an adverse eventManaging pasture and feeding after an adverse event will help ensure optimal cow nutrition.
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