Turn surplus grass into high ME silage

October 2013
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Oct2013, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p14
Trade Publication
The article advises dairy farmers to cut pastures at 3000-3500 kilogram-dry matter per hectare to produce high metabolizable energy silage.


Related Articles

  • Power packed. Lee, Anne // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Aug2005, Vol. 80 Issue 13, p95 

    Reports on the winners of the South Island silage challenge for dairy farmers in New Zealand in 2005. Vital statistics of the silage sample entered by Phil and Linda Bloomfield, managers on the Dairy Holdings property Acton Dairy; Objective of the competition; Number of silage samples entered...

  • Forage crops not best spring bet.  // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Dec2012, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p48 

    The article reports on the need for New Zealand's southern dairy farmers to concentrate on improving pasture management, as suggested in a paper presented at the 2012 Grasslands Conference. The paper by AgResearch's Samuel Dennis, Richard McDowell and David Stevens and DairyNZ's Dawn Valley...

  • Ryegrass leaf sign of time to graze. Rennie, Richard // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Mar2014, Vol. 89 Issue 8, p71 

    The article focuses on a ryegrass leaf-based pasture assessment method discussed by Massey University professor Danny Donaghy at a field day in New Zealand. It mentions the benefits of pasture assessment to dairy farmers, the identification of the optimal window for grazing time, and visual cues...

  • Pukeko protection guaranteed. Rennie, Richard // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Feb2012, Vol. 87 Issue 7, p116 

    The article reports on some New Zealand dairy farmers' use of silage cover instead of old tires. According to Craig Lipscombe, owner of South Auckland covered feedpad system company Dairy Diner, the cover will eliminate the need to throw old tires onto a silage stack to ensure silage quality. He...

  • Corn grain or silage: It's a no-brainer! Carson, Vicky // American Agriculturist (0161-8237);Jun2011, Vol. 208 Issue 6, p18 

    The author offers guidelines for dairy farmers in considering the prices of corn grain and corn silage.

  • Early days for silage.  // Farmers Weekly;6/16/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 24, p57 

    The article focuses on techniques used by dairy farmers in Dorchester, Dorset in England, to cut silage at an early period. A third cut for bales has been done by farmers in June rather than September. But these have been management cuts to keep them on top of grass, rather than underneath it....

  • Three-leaf system the best. Christian, Glenys // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Jun2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p16 

    The article offers information on good grazing management. Identifying the three-leaf stage of ryegrass growth will allow grazing of products at the optimal time, thus, encourage maximum regrowth. The article mentions that day rotational systems and judging when to graze on pasture height have...

  • Eight keys to being the best. Blackwell, Dave // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Feb2008, Vol. 83 Issue 7, p106 

    The article focuses on the key qualities that dairy farmers should possess for better farm management. It suggests that farmers should stay focused in order to complete tasks effectively. It cites that farmers should avoid using systems and technologies to cover up poor pasture management. It...

  • Grazing sees growth in popularity. GIEBEL, ETHAN // Wisconsin Agriculturist;Feb2014, Vol. 245 Issue 2, p35 

    The article focuses on the increasing popularity of grazing in Wisconsin as of February 2014. Topics discussed include the views of grazing expert Rhonda Gildersleeve on a survey related to the percentage of graziers in the state, the benefits of grazing such as saving of time and money for...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics