On today’s farms, key business decisions are more likely to be based on good technical information rather than gut feel or force of habit. The astute farmer is implementing best practice in sampling and sending for analysis....Read More
Despite the forage shortage this winter, grass silage is likely to be a large component of the winter feed of cattle and cows. It is therefore very important to know its feeding value as underestimating the feeding value leads to wasteful feeding of concentrates to animals....Read More
Soil Sampling Procedure
1. For sampling purposes divide the farm into fields or areas of between 2 – 4ha.
2. Take separate samples from areas that differ in soil type, previous cropping history, slope, drainage or persistent poor yields.....Read More
Soil Analysis and Fertiliser Efficiency Ratings
FERs are similar to Building Energy Ratings or BERs. BERs are a recognised measure of how efficient a building is from an energy point of view. Buildings with a poor BER will require significantly more energy over any time period to heat and retain heat than a building with a good BER rating.....Read More