PASTURE MANAGEMENT .FOR HIGH PRODUCTION ON A DAIRY FARM

  • C.L. Sandbrook

Abstract

At a very impressionable age I sat the the feet of a great master, an extension officer who expounded the principles of good pasture management. Some of the things he said have stayed with me over the years: "Grass is green gold". "It takes grass to grow grass." A little later in life, from one of his disciples, ,I learnt another principle: "Graze in situ". Largely from these three maxims, plus the necessity of feeding an increasing number of cows on a fixed acreage, I have evolved my present system of pasture management. Naturally my viewpoint as a practising farmer will be a fairly narrow one, my experiences being largely confined to the southern Hawke's Bay district. Nevertheless I hope it will be an intensive one, an enlargement as it were
Published
1963-01-01
Section
Articles