DTT Waimate West

Farm Data

  • 34 effective ha.
  • 40 x 0.86 ha paddocks
  • North of Manaia
  • 1140 mm rainfall
  • 90masl

 

The DTT Waimate West farm has been run as a commercial farm since June 2020 (no farmlet trials running at present).

Background

Similar to WTARS Kavanagh re autumn calving. The Waimate West Demonstration farm has conducted extensive cropping programs over the past 6 seasons with spring calving Jersey cows. The aim has been to demonstrate the ability to eliminate reliance on imported feed and grow all supplements on farm. Production advantage to the cropping farmlet has been around 300 kg MS/ha with profitability being payout dependent. The current demonstration is with 1 herd and cropping of maize silage and chicory but has no control comparison.

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