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Effects of applying dairy wintering barn manure of differing C:N ratios directly to pasture on N mineralisation and forage growth

Published 29/07/16
Knowledge of the C:N ratio of a manure product may help guide farmers in determining the best time to apply manure to soil to both maximise pasture gr...
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2016 Dairy Business of the Year Landcorp Ruapehu

Published 27/06/16
Walton farmers Rex and Sharon Butterworth were named runner-up and also won the regional award for best Waikato farm.
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Cows win top marks at robot school

Published 30/05/16
Waikato's Braemar Farm has been a sort of open air school for humans and cows this season - and it's the cows which have emerged the star pupils. Lowe...
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Happy, healthy cows repay care 10-fold

Published 02/05/16
Rex Butterworth leans on his farm gate watching his cows with a big smile on his face. Some are eating, some are lying down. More importantly, they ha...
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Increased equity, productivity planned

Published 01/05/16
Shifting to split calving will enable the farm bring run by lower order sharemilkers Chad and Jan Winke to not only be more productive but also enable...
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I love the reliability of maize

Published 21/04/16
Waikato farmers Rex and Sharon Butterworth were the Waikato regional winners of the 2015 Dairy Business of the Year. The couple also won the Business Resilience Award, which was given to the farm with the lowest cost of production.
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Taking care of their most precious asset

Published 28/03/16
Anne Boswell talks to a Bay of Plenty dairy farming family - a perfect example of farmers contributing to a healthy environment, rather than diminishing it.
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New barn to boost feed efficiency

Published 21/03/16
Despite the payout a farmer is forging ahead with a new cow barn
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Building a winning business

Published 07/03/16
Rex Butterworth leans on his farm gate in the Waikato watching his cows with a big smile on his face. Some are eating, some are lying down. More importantly, they have shade on what is a stinking hot day.
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Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environmental Awards 2016

Published 01/03/16
Resident 'vocalists' greet visitors to the Birchall family dairy farm with a delightful sound once familiar but now seldom heard - that of frogs croak...
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