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Client Profile – Mark & Sarah Lock, Dryland Dairies Ltd

The Locks share-milk a 230ha family dairy farm on Pudding Hill Road near Methven. They also farm a leased 160 ha support block at Springfield near Thompsons Track. The dairy farm supports 600 cows and the run-off grazes 200 R2 heifers, 200 R1 heifers and 150 beef cattle. The leased run-off block is irrigated, where

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Canterbury Looking Forward – An Exciting Place To Be

Canterbury Looking Forward – An Exciting Place To Be Many things are changing rapidly at the moment; dairy payouts, grain prices, meat and fibre prices, weather, dairy conversions, irrigation schemes… the list goes on. No doubt Canterbury will be a very interesting and exciting place to live over the coming years. And of course change

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Farming Matters with Andrew Jackson

  Dairy Conversion: Infant Stages The dairy conversion has been a learning curve, with some highs and some lows thrown in there as well. We have learnt a lot about the effects of poor pasture quality and I’m sure we are going to learn about the idiosyncrasies associated with dry-land dairy farming in Mid Canterbury

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Feed Trading with Bruce Lilley

What a pleasure to have some fine, sunny weather after a cool frosty winter and a wet early spring. Methven Senior Rugby and Netball teams have made us all proud by winning their respective competitions. With calving and lambing in full swing the silage season will soon be upon us.   Grass Silage: The Staple

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