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Changing system, changing nutrient budget

Changing system, changing nutrient budget

Altering your farm system will almost certainly affect your nutrient budget but it might not be the effect you think. Understanding how farm system changes will affect nutrient losses isn’t something farmers are used to calculating as a matter of course…

Plan for Success

Plan for Success

The idea of creating and managing a farm environment plan might seem daunting, but as Hororata farmers Tom and Sarah Irving discovered the secret is to get expert help and make sure everything is well documented. They talked to Anne Lee about their…

Beyond the stocking rate sweet spot

Beyond the stocking rate sweet spot

Successfully executing a change to a dairy farm stocking rate takes planning, discipline and should be explained to everyone working with the cows. New rules that require a cap or reduction of estimated nitrogen loss from a property on top of the…