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Breaking the wind for increased pasture wellbeing

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Wind can cause havoc on dairy farms. affecting it’s soils, plants and animals. Although a natural occurrence, something can be done to decrease the devastating effects of the wind.

Are you managing rainwater like a waste product?

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Rain is always welcome on our lands. It is our responsibility as good water stewards to use it as the valuable resource which it is

Irrigation

How can you ensure water is not being wasted?

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Sometimes I wonder if we actually realise the extent to which water management influences the entire farm system? From the health of the soil, to pasture growth and production, to milk production, to holistic farm efficiency and profitability.

Fighting the good fight for water

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Water use in agriculture is unavoidable but where possible, it can be decreased. If we are to have maximum impact on saving water, all water users should play their part in saving water, but the greatest impact comes from involving the role players in agriculture.

Be a steward of water!

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Water stewardship is defined as being the use of freshwater that is “socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves site and catchment-based actions”.

Water use and irrigation

Water use, irrigation and pasture growth on dairy farms: A case study from Oyster Bay

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It is important that all users of fresh water, the agricultural industry being a significant one, are responsible in ensuring the effective and efficient use of the available water.

Water use efficiency

Better water use efficiency can result in greater profitability

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By measuring water use efficiency farmers are made aware of where and how much water they are using on their farm. Through this process farmers can identify areas where efficiency can be improved, therefore helping them to save water.