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.
Tropical Webworm Alert – Northland
Tropical Grass Webworm (TGW) damage has occurred on the Aupouri Peninsula, around Motutangi and south of Pukenui, and there are report of damage further north such as around Ngataki. If you are in a risk area, check your pastures now.
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.