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Assessing the ability of a stationary pasture height sensing device to estimate pasture growth and biomass
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2019-11-04)
Good pasture management requires an accurate knowledge of whole-farm feedbase, yet most systems for measuring pasture growth are manually operated and time consuming. A newly developed pasture-measuring device enables ...
Growth strategy of rhizomatous and non-rhizomatous tall fescue populations in response to defoliation
The aim of this study was to determine the morphology of rhizome production, in two contrasting rhizomatous (R) and non-rhizomatous (NR) tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort) populations, and to assess ...
Effectiveness of strategies used to establish plantain in existing pastures
(New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA), 2019-11-04)
In recent years plantain (Plantago lanceolata) has emerged as a potential forage for reducing nitrogen losses from dairy farm systems. However, achieving sufficient proportions of plantain in pastures to help meet target ...
Plantain silage quality under variable management practices
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018-11-17)
Two studies investigated the effect of regrowth and additives on preservation and quality of plantain ensiled in spring using a micro-silage technique. Study 1 compared the effect of regrowth at four (4L), five (5L) or six ...
Effect of post grazing residual and concentrate feeding on milk production in early lactation
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2013)
Two strategies to increase nutrient supply to early lactation dairy cows were compared and the cumulative effects on pasture quality and milk production were investigated. In a farmlet experiment the effect of feeding ...
Urine volume of non-lactating dairy cows in late gestation fed forage based diets in winter
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2016)
Quantitative information on urine volume of dairy cows fed winter forages is required to accurately evaluate nitrate leaching risks on these diets. Thirty-two Friesian x Jersey non-lactating, pregnant dairy cows were fed ...