This page contains publications and papers presented at the NDDT Conference and Field Days. For more information contact Kim Robinson on 0274339465 or email info@nddt.nz

June 2019 Field Day Proceedings

Annual Conference Proceedings Apr 2019


Annual Conference Proceedings Feb 2018

Download the individual papers and presentations here


Priming the Cow for Calving

An excellent paper on managing the transition cow from Dr. John Roche

LURDF Pre-Graze Mowing Trial

Jane Kay's Paper on the mowing trial at Lincoln University which showed no effect on BCS or milk production of mowing pasture pre-grazing.

2017 Conference Proceedings

Download the conference proceedings here. For more information email info@nddt.nz

Kikuyu Mgmt Guide

Download the new farmer guide for best practice kikuyu managment

Marginal Milk is Expensive

DairyNZ Scientist John Roche uses the data from year 1 of the Imported Feed Trial to calculate the high cost of the extra milk produced when importing supplements or growing crops. He asks "Are you making money from milk or milk from money?"

Imported Feed Trial Year 1

This paper was presented at the Dec 2016 field day and summarises the results from the first 18 months of the Reducing Reliance on Imported Feed Trial at NARF

Back to the Future - Spring Pasture Management

A paper presented by scientist John Roche at the May 2016 field day explaining important pasture management principles to help farmers manage the farm through the spring with or without supplements

Gibb Trial

This is a summary of the plot trial run at NARF showing the effects on pasture growth of multiple applications of Gibberelic Acid in spring

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