Deferred Grazing Handbook released
The results of a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) project quantifying the many benefits of deferred grazing have been summarised in an easy-to-use handbook which is now available to farmers.
Deferred grazing – a tool to build farm system resilience
Deferred grazing is a tool that can be used to combat drought, rejuvenate pastures, improve stock health, mitigate against sediment loss, reduce cost and take the stress out of farming.
Time to spray lucerne stands
Now is the time to be controlling weeds in lucerne stands to help maximise spring production.
Setting up lucerne stands for spring
Time invested in correctly managing lucerne stands over winter will pay production dividends in early spring.
Forage Crop Grazing
Good environmental outcomes require good environmental practice. Farmers are already doing some great work in the environment space, but there is still much to be done. Managing winter grazing so it has minimal impact on waterways is an area that can be addressed with some forward planning and simple management tweaks.
Ten top tips for winter grazing on crops
Winter grazing of crops is a key source of sediment, nutrient and bacterial loss into waterways from farms. Here are some simple steps you can take now to make a real difference.
Beef trial highlights value of pasture management
This is part one of a two part series looking at the first year’s results of a B+LNZ Beef Profit Partnership trial focusing on managing pasture quality.
Sub clover: a valuable tool in dryland farm systems
B+LNZ investigates how sub clover can be managed to enhance productivity and profitability on dryland sheep and beef farms.
Lucerne rewards correct management
Lucerne management was the topic for discussion on a recent Red Meat Profit Partnership teleconference. Professor Derrick Moot, of Lincoln University, outlined the advantages of the forage and provided listeners with valuable management information.