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  1. Maximising profit from your homegrown feed

    For New Zealand dairy farmers, the number-one driver of profit is homegrown feed eaten.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/maximising-profit-from-your-homegrown-feed/

  2. Deferred grazing on trial

    In March 2018, DairyNZ started a plot-scale trial to look at ways of recovering perennial ryegrass populations through grazing management.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/deferred-grazing-on-trial/

  3. Saving for a rainless day

    Find out how deferred grazing is helping Waikato sharemilkers Martin and Hazel Kelly to achieve healthier cows, healthier pastures and a healthier bottom line.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/saving-for-a-rainless-day/

  4. Spring feed management: keeping the cogs turning

    Had a lightbulb moment yet on spring feed management? Get the big picture on how its aspects (or ‘cogs’) work together.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/spring-feed-management-keeping-the-cogs-turning/

  5. Taking pasture in hand

    DairyNZ’s Tiller Talk project was launched two years ago to help dairy farmers improve their pasture and feed management.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/taking-pasture-in-hand/

  6. Are there reproduction gains in feeding starch over fibre?

    In theory, starch-based feeds increase the levels of hormones involved in fertility, but does that lead to improved reproduction?

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/are-there-reproduction-gains-in-feeding-starch-over-fibre/

  7. DairyNZ training: heading in the FeedRight direction

    Training in FeedRight and other DairyNZ programmes can help rural professionals add real value to their farmers.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/dairynz-training-heading-in-the-feedright-direction/

  8. Pasture Summit: growing dairy's future

    All dairy farmers are invited to attend the first joint New Zealand and Ireland Pasture Summit in November in New Zealand.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/pasture-summit-growing-dairys-future/

  9. Finding a fit for fodder beet

    DairyNZ senior scientist Dr Dawn Dalley shares the results of two levy-funded fodder beet research projects.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/finding-a-fit-for-fodder-beet/

  10. 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.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/good-clover-ryegrass-mix-vital-for-a-productive-pasture/

  11. Focus on pasture aided by Spring Rotation Planner

    Getting grazing frequency right in early spring is key to maximising growth and supplying the quality feed needed for milksolids production before Christmas.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/focus-on-pasture-aided-by-spring-rotation-planner/

  12. Don't be caught short: managing feed supply this summer

    Find out how informed feed supply decisions in early December can help ensure the herd’s production stays profitable for the remainder of the season.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/dont-be-caught-short-managing-feed-supply-this-summer/

  13. Supplements, surpluses and savings

    Most farmers will have reached balance date by now (when pasture feed supply equals cow demand) and will be in a feed surplus. The next critical feed decisions relate to taking out supplements (if supplement is still being fed) and harvesting pasture surpluses.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/supplements-surpluses-and-savings/

  14. Feed

    Information about feed management on dairy farms, including seasonal management, production systems, supplements, crops and pasture types.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/feed/