Growing forage in the ‘Orange Triangle’!

We converted to Organic in 2000 and have since moved to an all grass system this season, 250 Cows and finish beef from red clover silage. All loose-yarded, so making use of compost and recycling of nutrients according to soil analysis. We plate meter measure the grazing block weekly and have done for over 7 years giving a good idea which paddocks are under or over performing. Recently forage yields have declined; we will discuss if that is due to the difficult weather conditions or if there is some other factor after 13 year of organic farming.


Theme: animal husbandry
Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: Tim Downes