Split calving creates feed flexibility

Searle, Steve
May 2012
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;May2012, Vol. 87 Issue 10, p72
Trade Publication
The article discusses the benefits of a split calving system as discovered by Waikato, New Zealand farmers Frank Portegys and Wendy Portegys. The system entails matching feed demand to supply the regular monitoring of farm inputs and an effluent pond with 90 days' capacity. The couple's Tauwhare dairy farm had won the Ballance Nutrient Management Award and the Livestock Improvement Corp. (LIC) Dairy Farm Award because of the split calving system.


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