Systems

Seeking the sweetness of lime

Seeking the right balance of soil acidity, lime is an essential additive to farms. Story and photographs by Karen Trebilcock.

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Diversifying onfarm spreads risk

Diversification has made all the difference for a Bay of Plenty dairy farming couple. By Delwyn Dickey.

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Coping with collars

A series of field days at farms in Southland and South Otago showed farmers the finer points of using cow wearables. By Karen Trebilcock.

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Eureka moments

Adding a roof to the farm’s feed pad has made all the difference at Eureka farm in Waikato, Claire Ashton writes.

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Blue sky farming

Drones have become valuable tools for farmers. A wide range of models is available capable of many different tasks, Delwyn Dickey reports.

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Future Farm Systems programme plots a course

As farmers lower emissions they will adapt their systems. By Elaine Fisher.

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