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"Win a free paddock" Competition winners UPDATE
17/06/2013

Following our highly sucessful competition this year, here's the winners actions to date.

Excellent results from autumn pasture renewal by Manawatu winner Carl McDonald

Mild late-autumn conditions in Manawatu have boosted growth rates of pastures renewed by Marton farmer Carl McDonald, one of the three winners in the Win a Free Paddock campaign during autumn.



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Decisions on pasture renewal underway for dairy winner

Having recently taken possession of their new farm Nick and Pene van der Spek are already gathering information to make decisions on the pasture renewal steps they will begin in spring.

Winnner van der spek
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Sheep & beef winner has new pasture flourishing: Read what Bruce Kiifhuss has done

Rain in mid-March was ideal for getting pasture renewal underway for sheep and beef farmers Bruce and Anna Kiihfuss, of Pahiatua who won products in the Win a Free paddock campaign this past autumn. Bruce made his decision in consultation with Owen Beales of Farmlands Pahiatua branch.



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National pasture renewal rates released for first time
29/07/2013

Over 370,000 hectares of pasture renewal was undertaken in the 2011-12 year according to the first Statistics NZ Agricultural census to collect this specific data. Thatís a 4.7% pasture renewal rate based on the 8.0 million hectares under pastoral farming (including the sheep, beef and dairy sectors).
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Rural Delivery 13/04/2013
Murray Willocks, Chairman Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust

13/04/2013


Interview with Murray Willocks, Chair of the Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust, represents an organisation dedicated to spreading the word about improving pasture performance
Click here to read the full transcript », or watch the video above.

Right now New Zealand has the potential to earn much more from its go ahead pastoral sector.

Increasing the rate of pasture renewal is a key factor in achieving that potential - there's a win-win benefit for all players in the industry.

New Zealand's earns over 35% of our national gross domestic product from the pastoral sector and this can be increased... More Info »

Dairy
The value of new pasture and farmers' pasture renewal stories... More Info »
Sheep, Beef & Deer
The Power of New Pasture and farmers' share their stories... More Info »

Happy cows the best outcome
Keeping pastures healthy is paying off for sharemilkers Graham and Rosalie Fleming on their Methven farm. They talked to Anne Lee about the importance of grass management and satisfied staff. ...Read Full Article »

 
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