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    Getting more strategic with your N at Wi Pere

    5 August 2020

    When you’re managing 6,000 effective hectares and 60,000 stock units over a wide range of hill and flat country, tools to help you farm smarter not harder are a welcome addition to the business. A team of 16 runs the three farms that make up the Wi Pere Trust’s agribusiness, which consists of two breeding farms and one finishing farm. The man who has led that team for 17 years is Tim Rhodes.

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    Meat the need

    5 August 2020

    Have you ever heard how many people New Zealand farmers feed with what we grow here each year? It’s in the tens of millions.

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    Why herbage testing?

    5 August 2020

    New Zealand’s competitive advantage in pastoral farming is grounded in our ability to grow vigorous clover-based pastures. Spring is the time to ascertain whether nutrient supply by the soil and uptake by the herbage can support vigorous growth. Herbage testing complements soil testing by showcasing nutrient availability and is the better measure for trace elements. Together the two will provide a better overall picture of a farm’s nutrient status than either used alone.

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    Challenges farmers face

    30 July 2020

    Coming out of the Covid lockdown, and not to mention drought for much of the country, there are many challenges that farmers face. How those challenges all interact with one another is a challenge in itself.

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