Virtual fences to be trialled in bull beef business
Virtual fences are being used in cattle operations in many parts of the world, particularly in extensive grasslands in the US and Australia.
Beef finishing on legumes: Part 2
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. In the second of a two-part series, the Taylers outline their bloat mitigation strategies.
Beef finishing on legumes
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. It is a high-risk, high-reward system but the couple, through Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Innovation Farm programme are managing the risks and reaping the rewards. In part one of a two-part series we look at why legumes have become an important part of the Tayler’s business.
Challenging the status quo
Pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the square were common themes at last week’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation Farm conference in Queenstown.
Triple the success: Part 2
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation Farmers who are striving to maximise triplet lamb survival by developing an indoor lambing system. Now in their third year of the programme, the family are refining a system that has unexpectedly benefited the whole farm system while significantly reducing lamb losses.