07 October 2020
Southern dairy farmers will have a front-row seat in designing, approving and testing a new wintering system in Southland.
30 September 2020
Farmers from Southland are encouraged to attend a winter cropping ‘Big Day Out’ field day on October 6.
01 September 2020
New Zealand farmers can now assess the potential impact and investment of plantain, using OverseerFM.
18 June 2020
Industry groups are encouraged by a council observation flight in Southland which suggests good practices are largely in place for the winter ahead.
26 May 2020
Dairy farmers have just days left to vote on the milksolids levy – which closes 5pm Saturday, May 30.
20 May 2020
The deadline is looming for dairy farmers to have their say on the milksolids levy vote, which closes May 30.
06 May 2020
DairyNZ says today’s announcement of a $500,000 government fund for drought recovery will be appreciated by farmers in need of feed assistance, but says it highlights the need for long-term solutions.
06 May 2020
A solution has been found for Southland farmers who may require a new wintering consent, or variation, this year.
28 April 2020
Nationwide feed shortages are prompting DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand to encourage farmers to act now to secure next season’s performance.
23 April 2020
The government is consulting until 28 May 2020 on a proposed Organic Products Bill.
23 April 2020
It’s been a challenging few months on many farms. Drought affected several regions, including Waikato where I work as a Consulting Officer.
01 April 2020
The Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching programme delivered new knowledge, tools and technologies for forage production that can provide more than a 20 percent reduction in nitrate leaching from farming systems.
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12 March 2020
‘Smart Wintering’ events getting underway in Southland and Otago in March and April will help farmers continue setting their systems up for a successful winter.
02 March 2020
New research into fodder beet shows the crop can be a key part of dairy farm systems – but should make up no more than 30 percent of lactating cows’ diet and 60 percent for non-lactating cows.
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