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The profitability of improving lambing percentages
(NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) Inc, 2009-09)
Increasing ewe lambing percentages has the potential to improve farm profitability. However this depends on the level of fertility already being achieved by the ewes, the level of survival of the lambs as well as the lamb ...
Emissions trading across the ditch
(NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) Inc, 2009-06)
The Australian Farm Institute held a conference in early May to discuss the effect of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on agriculture. The Australian government had just announced changes to the proposed scheme ...
The feasibility of autumn based "Once Bred Heifer" systems on traditional sheep and beef farms: a study using linear programming as a modelling tool
(Lincoln University, 2007)
This study investigates whether it is feasible to incorporate an autumn based Once-bred heifer System (AOBH) into a conventional sheep and beef farm and by doing so make this farm more profitable. This is in response to ...
Dairy farming with reduced inductions
(South Island Dairy Event (SIDE)., 2011-06)
The New Zealand (NZ) dairy industry is reliant on seasonal pasture production and a concentrated calving interval to best match pasture supply and animal demand. To achieve this goal, some farmers induce lactation in late ...
Integration of crop and dairy farms
(New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), 2014-06)
In this article we report on case study investigations in 2012 of seven farm businesses in mid-Canterbury. These are part of a further evolution within some of the region’s dairy industry towards the integration of crop ...
Potential of a beef system to cash in on seasonal premiums
(International Farm Management Association, 2011-03)
Due to the vast majority of New Zealand livestock farming systems being based on pastoral feed, the flow of livestock for processing also follows a pattern dictated by this supply. This leads to the meat processing companies ...