Covered pads and barns are specially built facilities where animals can be contained off pasture for lengthy times. According to DairyNZ, they are often combined with feeding facilities where supplementary feed is brought to the animal on the pad.
The changes in New Zealand dairy farming systems are advancing at a great rate as farmers react to environmental and public pressure.
The changes in New Zealand dairy farming systems are advancing at a great rate as farmers react to environmental pressure.
It's not just shelter; it's a management system on how we can enhance pastoral grazing systems with shelter
Broadlands farmers Mike and Lisa Parnwell have taken recent accolades in their stride and are continuing to run their small but successful farming operation with little fuss.
A retro-fitted roof turned a feed pad from a ‘complaint risk’ to a worthwhile asset says its Northland owner.
The company launched SlurryBugs, a product aiming to capture those nutrients, at Fieldays.
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Dairy farmers Shaun and Fiona Kehely have tried various things in their drive to improve production. They say two HerdHomes® they have built ...
A Walton farm’s high milk production, despite the recent drought, and success in the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards shows profit and environmental care can go hand in hand.
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