Profit from Pasture
In the final of this three-part series, the O’Callagahans describe their environmental and grazing management and what they learnt through their involvement in B+LNZ’s Beef Profit from Pasture programme.
Environment and market drive farm policies
Northland bull beef farmers Dennis and Rachelle O’Callaghan have been involved in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Beef Profit from Pasture programme, which has helped them further focus on pasture management – a key driver in their business.
Grass growing beef
Northland bull beef farmers Dennis and Rachelle O’Callaghan have been involved in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Beef Profit from Pasture Programme, which has helped them further focus on pasture management – a key driver in their business.
A chemical reaction
If clover is gold then the application of agrichemicals to poor-quality hill country pastures could be considered alchemy.
Maintaining ewe body condition
The Gorman’s make every effort to keep the ewes at an even Body Condition Score of 3-3.5 throughout the year.
Renowned for its sunshine, Marlborough’s climate can be challenging for the region’s sheep and beef farmers. Richard and Victoria Gorman have built a farm system based on legumes and high-quality sheep genetics that allows them to make the most efficient use of limited rainfall.
Survival of the Fittest: Part 2
In part two of this two-part series looking at the North Canterbury trial site in the Sub4Spring programme, farmer Hugh Dampier-Crossley explains why subterranean clover is such a valuable tool in their hill country farm system.
Survival of the Fittest
This two-part series looks at how sub clover performed on a drought-ravaged North Canterbury trial site.
See your fertiliser dollar go further
If you’re planning on growing a summer crop or two, now is the time to think about paddock selection and preparation.
Clovers a focus in Innovation Farm projects
The challenge of increasing legume content of uncultivable hill country pastures was a hot topic at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s recent Innovation Farm conference in Invercargill.
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.