Episode 9 – How to fine tune your pasture utilisation in Autumn

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Whilst New Zealand dairy farming has been world-leaders in pasture management with an appetite for sharing data and adopting technology, some explain Ireland may be surpassing us on a number of measures. 

Two farmers and an agri-tech innovator share their pasture philosophy and learnings from top performing dairy farmers in how they focus on pasture utilisation that leads to better outcomes from people, profitability and the environment. 

Guests include:

  1. Robbie Ferris, GM of Piriaka Farms and Chair of Pasture Summit 
  2. Jeremy Bryant, Founder & CTO of Aimer Farming
  3. Brett Bradshaw, Te Aroha sharemilker 


  1. Sheryl Haitana, Editor, Dairy Exporter
  2. Anne Lee, Deputy Editor, Dairy Exporter
  3. Sarah Perriam-Lampp, Managing Director, CountryWide Media

Robbie Ferris says that there has always and will always be challenges in farming so explains the benefits of dairy farmers attending a Pasture Summit to come together, connect and ask questions of their peers to learn in an open environment. 

A New Zealand agri-tech company, Aimer Farming, are optimising Waikato, Canterbury & Southland dairy farmers pasture management to increase pasture intake, improve pasture quality and boost milksolids production using AI machine learning from a smartphone. Founder, Jeremy Bryant explains to Sarah how it works and where the technology is set to go.

And the episode finishes with Sheryl learning how a Waikato sharemilker grows more pasture and making more profit with a lower input system by prioritising pasture at key times of the year. Brett Bradshaw explains his round length, use of urea and pasture monitoring following hosting a 2023 Pasture Summit.

Read how Brett has discipline with budgets and not buying excess supplements, even in a high milk price season in the story ‘Seeking Sustainable Profits’ in the Dairy Exporter Autumn 2024.



– Bay of Plenty Event: Wednesday, 1 May 2024 hosted by Jordyn Crouch & Isaac Algar in Atiamuri.

– Southland Event: Wednesday, 8 May 2024 hosted by Sam & Jenna Hodsell in Taramoa.

View the programme and register: https://www.pasturesummit.co.nz/