In this issue...
- Good clover-ryegrass mix vital for a productive pasture
With more emphasis on a ‘pasture first’ approach for restoring profitable margins on farms, clover’s vital role has taken on renewed significance.
- DairyNZ's post-grazing residual project - what it tells us about pasture management
Use of supplements when there is an adequate supply of pasture in spring may lead to pasture wastage and higher than target post-grazing residuals. DairyNZ set up a project to demonstrate the benefits of maintaining target post-grazing residuals.
- Pasture silage - maximising the return on your investment
Pasture silage is an important source of supplementary feed on New Zealand dairy farms. The better the silage’s quality, the higher the milksolids (MS) production and body condition score (BCS) gain in cows.
- Making the right decisions with spring grazing
Spring grazing managament decisions have a crucial impact on the amount and quality of pasture grown later in the season.
- Nature to the rescue: Biocontrol of pasture pests
Biocontrol of invasive exotic weeds and pests has proved highly-cost effective in New Zealand with some spectacular recent successes.
- Research finds most pregnancy losses occur in first week
A new study shows that fertilisation failure and impaired embryo development in the first week are the greatest contributors to pregnancy failure.
- Science snapshots - Snippets of hot science.