The intensification of dairy farms by housing cows must be an
informed investment decision based on clear goals and using
the right tools for analysis, those in the industry in Mid
Canterbury have been advised.
Farmers, agribusiness staff, scientists and researchers left
Alexandra earlier this month with far larger networks and
knowledge in grassland farming after participating in the
2014 New Zealand Grasslands Association conference.
About 60 sheep and beef farmers from Southland and Otago
gathered at Alvin and Bev Catto's property at Crookston for
the second of the Beef and Lamb New Zealand farming for
profit field days last week.