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Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw has reduced her herd by 15 cows while maintaining the same level of milk production by using genomic information provided by Livestock Improvement Corporation’s (LIC’s) North Canterbury Agri-Manager Paul Bau.

Maintaining milk production with fewer cows

Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw has reduced her herd size by 15 cows while maintaining the same milk production levels using genomic information provided by Livestock… Read More

Gary and Penny Robinson of Robinson Subsurface Drip Irrigation at Linwood Park in Christchurch where their underground irrigation system is being installed.

Subsurface drip irrigation trial gains momentum

Cust dairy grazers Gary and Penny Robinson have advanced their Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) trial with positive feedback from farmers following field days at trial blocks… Read More

N sensor provides environmental and economic benefits

N sensor provides environmental and economic benefits

Cust farmer Roscoe Taggart has reduced his use of nitrogen fertiliser by approximately 80 kilograms this season through trialling a Yara N sensor on his family’s… Read More

Swannanoa students explore irrigation race biodiversity

Swannanoa students explore irrigation race biodiversity

A group of year 3 and 4 students from Swannanoa School learned about the connections between eels (tuna) and invertebrates during a recent school trip to… Read More

Quality data helps refine dairy herd

Quality data helps refine dairy herd

Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw says being involved in Livestock Improvement Corporation’s (LIC’s) Sire Proving Scheme (SPS) for over 20 years has shown her how quality… Read More