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.
AgPest campaign highlights value of pest and weed control
AgPest is running a campaign to encourage farmers to register on its database - prizes to be won!
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.
Striking it lucky with aerially-applied clover
Regular autumn rainfall made for ideal conditions for clover seeds to strike on Hamish and Annabel Craw’s 422ha Banks Peninsula farm.
Three tips for winter soil management
Winter is here. It’s time to think about protecting your paddocks over the coming months.
Beef trial: 30 versus 60-day winter rotations
Part two 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. This week we look at rotation length and its impact on pasture quality and animal production.
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.
Welcome rain brings new management challenges
Drought-breaking rain has many farmers breathing a sigh of relief – but it is too early to put the supplementary feed away just yet.
Timely rain combined with careful grazing management has allowed for good seed-set in both subterranean and white clovers on Hamish and Annabel Craw’s Banks Peninsula farm this summer.
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.