Future Farming Strategies Trial Approved

Northland Consultants Kim Robinson and Chris Boom are heavily involved in the new 5 year Future Farming Strategies Trial in NDDT. Read the overview here or contact Kim or Chris for more details.

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Drought Recovery Farm Strategies with Kim Robinson

AgFirst consultant Kim Robinson concisely shares drought planning recommendations, on this easy to view webinar including how to prioritise and calculate your feed.

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Get Support With Your Feed Planning

Feed availability is currently a key concern for many farmers. Together with MPI and other partner agencies; DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ and Federated Farmers are we are providing remote feed planning support to farmers.

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Land Use Diversification in the Waikato Region

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.

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Financial Survey 2019: Waikato & BoP Dairy

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.

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A long, dry summer: plan ahead

Paddocks are crisp underfoot and a dusty-brown colour. We share some tips on how to plan for rain – or yet even more shine!

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Carbon Cost Shock

Huge costs in NZ’s zero carbon goals that could set the country back more than a trillion dollars have been side-lined in Government calculations says AgFirst’s Phil Journeaux.

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AgFirst consultant key driver in planning for the future

AgFirst consultant, Mark Macintosh, is proud to be a key driver in helping ensure the Taumanu Lands Trust farm is set up to serve future generations.

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Evolving Dairy Industry Now More Professional

Overall the dairy industry is more professional and in a good space, but volatility will continue, says James Allen.  As James steps down as Chairman and focuses on his role as managing director of AgFirst Waikato, he shares his views of the future of the dairy industry.

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Steps towards a good calving rate

Achieving a good calving rate for next season, and reducing the wastage of empty cows in the autumn, are among the most important issues during spring. Based on research and experience on the ground, the most important factors influencing the mating results appear to be: Cow condition pre-calving (this however needs attention at the time …

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