This report examines diversification options that involve both the development of part of an existing property or an option which involves the wholesale conversion to an alternative land use. The purpose is to provide a number of examples of what might be possible in terms of land use diversification and some of the considerations that should be made by a land owner prior to making a change.
AgFirst are consulting to Northland farmers as part of the Extension 350 project. The focus is on improving farmers’ goals, profitability, sustainability and wellbeing on their sheep and beef businesses.
AgFirst are part of the Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group who are researching a range of catch crop species and establishment techniques. They aim to prove these crops have the ability to reduce sediment and surface flow losses following winter grazing of forage crops.
AgFirst consultants Kim Robinson and Chris Boom are involved in running a supplement trial for the Northland Dairy Development Trust.
AgFirst consultants, Kim Robinson and Chris Boom, are leading a groundbreaking supplement trial at a Northland Research Farm. The ongoing trial compares profits across 3 systems: pasture only; PKE only and PKE plus other supplements.
This report summarises the results of a financial survey of sheep and beef farms across the central North Island, carried out by AgFirst through June 2019.
This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2019.
AgFirst’s James Allen has been a key leader in transforming the value chain of maize and soya bean crops in Ethiopia and Rwanda.
A report on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy and sheep and beef farms, as part of a number of projects, including for the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC).
AgFirst have undertaken a literature review and analysis of Farmer decision making with regard to Climate Change and Biological Gas Emissions. The report has been prepared for the Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG).