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Jan 2015: NZ Grasslands Journal

A more quantitative approach to pasture renewal

Published in Journal of New Zealand Grasslands January 2015 – GA Kerr, J Brown, T Kilday, DR Stevens

This paper presents a case study using a cost/benefit approach to pasture renewal for Willsden dairy farm in Canterbury, which has renewed 28% and 38% of the property in the last 2 seasons.

This case study shows there is a significant opportunity for dairy farmers to profit from better use of weekly pasture cover information to plan pasture renewal, to better assess the success of any renewal, and for pasture management software developers to provide automated analysis options to support a cost/benefit pasture renewal strategy.