1. Success from the soil up

    ‘No-till’ sowing is ticking business and environmental boxes for Taranaki’s Brewer family.

  2. Summit: farmer-led, grass-fed

    Pasture Summit is a bi-annual event between New Zealand and Ireland. Register now to hear the latest ideas and developments on achieving profitable food production from grass.

  3. Grass grows grass, right?

    Does leaving some grass behind after grazing help promote pasture growth? We asked Waikato dairy farmers Hugh Candy and Kerry Lucas-Candy to help tackle the myth.

  4. Pasture tips tackle 'what ifs'

    DairyNZ farm systems specialist Chris Glassey gives some advice on how to deal with common challenges faced by farmers at this time of year.

  5. Investing your levy to lift pasture performance

    DairyNZ's levy-funded projects focus on reducing dairying's environmental effects, while improving pasture dry matter yield, quality and persistence.

  6. Taking pasture in hand

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

  7. Comparing cow breed for profitable grazing systems

    Cow breeds vary in their use of metabolisable energy for milk. This suggests that different cow breeds may offer farmers differing profit levels.

  8. Pads and pasture growth gains

    Potential pasture growth rate improvements from standing off cows using a feed pad versus no feed pad.

  9. Aiming high with grazed forages

    A recent DairyNZ experiment examined how grazed forage dry matter can help lift milk production and profit.

  10. Reaching their pasture potential

    Putting pasture first is paying off for Don and Kirsten Watson, who peak milk 270 cows on their Kaipara Harbour farm.

  11. Pasture profit adds up

    DairyNZ has launched two new levy-funded online resources: the Pasture and Crop Eaten Calculator and the Pasture Potential Tool.

  12. FVI gains energy and persistence

    From this month, DairyNZ’s Forage Value Index will include two new traits for perennial ryegrass cultivars: metabolisable energy and persistence.

  13. How much pasture and crop could potentially be eaten on your farm?

    A new tool dairy farmers can use to increase the amount of pasture and crop eaten by their herds, raising farm performance.

  14. Tararua Plantain Project

    DairyNZ is leading a potentially game-changing catchment project to test the benefits of plantain in local pastures.

  15. 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.

  16. Science snapshot: does sowing rate affect persistence?

    Find out the results of DairyNZ's research into different ryegrass sowing rates in different parts of New Zealand.

  17. Plant breeding for the future

    How does our rate of genetic gain stack up internationally and what challenges do we face in our efforts to breed better forages?

  18. Reducing reliance on imported feed

    Can we reduce our reliance on imported feed? That’s the question those involved in a three-year trial run by the Northland Dairy Development Trust set out to answer.

  19. Spring feeding: striking the balance between pasture and supplements

    What’s the best way to keep your pasture cover on track this spring? And when is pasture enough, or not enough? DairyNZ feed developer Sally Peel provides some timely advice.

  20. Manage your feed with the SRP

    DairyNZ senior scientist Kevin Macdonald, set to retire after nearly 50 years’ service to the dairy sector, brings a final reminder on the value of the Spring Rotation Planner.

  21. Teaming up on pasture priorities

    We know pasture management during calving is a key driver of profit, but with a long list of jobs at calving it’s crucial everyone on the team plays their part.

  22. Grass takes dairy business back to future

    Farming on the Watson properties has become simpler and easier to replicate in recent years. That’s thanks to Ben and Tim Watson’s decision to re-focus their three North Island farm businesses on growing more grass and reducing their reliance on imported supplements.

  23. Feed

    Matching feed supply and demand is an underpinning principle of pasture-based dairy farming in New Zealand.