Hill Country Futures Partnership farmer spotlight: Henry and Sofie Gaddum
Gaining input from farmers was critical to the development of the Hill Country Futures Partnership programme, and Gisborne farmers Henry and Sofie Gaddum were happy to help.
Innovative farmer wellbeing assessment tool for hill country farmers launched
The wellbeing of hill country farmers is at the heart of a new tool developed by the Hill Country Futures Partnership programme.
Preparing hill blocks for spring clover production
Hill country sheep farmers should be identifying and strategically grazing their north and west-facing lambing blocks now to maximise production off these areas in spring.
Optimising land use on Northland hill country
About 100 keen observers attended the B+LNZ Northland Showcase field day at former chairman James Parsons’ hill country farm in the Tangowahine Valley north of Dargaville.
The key to productive potential
As their tenure as B+LNZ Innovation Farmers comes to an end, the Craws believe their hill country has more productive potential than they ever thought possible.
B+LNZ Innovation farmers Hamish and Annabel Craw have been trialling the use of chemicals to increase the quality and quantity of pastures on uncultivable parts of their Banks Peninsula farm. Part three of a four-part series about the project looks at the financial advantages of increasing pasture quality.
Clover unlocks hill country potential
Changes to grazing management has allowed resident subterranean clover to flourish on Wairoa’s Waiau Station. The challenge now for owners Dave Read and Judy Bogaard is to increase clover coverage and to use this clover to drive stock performance.