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DairyNZ Guides


Break-Fed Wintering: 

This guide explains how to develop a paddock wintering plan for feeding brassicas, fodder beet,
green feed cereals and pasture (with high levels of supplement). It provides tips and options for
farmers on how to identify and manage wintering risks in a range of situations. It covers both
environmental and animal welfare risk management.
The principles also apply in autumn when transitioning cows onto crop, and when cows come home from winter grazing to crop in spring.

Click HERE for a copy of the Break-Fed Wintering Guide.


Good Management Practices: 

The good management practices (GMP) described here were prepared following workshops with
groups of farmers, rural professionals and industry representatives from six primary sectors who
were involved in the Matrix of Good- Management project. The resulting lists of good management
practices were compared across industries, and a single set of good management practices relevant
to all industries was developed along with implementation guidance. The guide is divided into six key
management areas.

  • Nutrients Page

  • Effluent

  • Waterways and biodiversity

  • Water and irrigation

  • Land and soil

  • Storage infrastructure and waste

Click HERE for a copy of the Good Management Practices Guide.

Effluent Management Plan:

This Effluent management Plan provides a daily, weekly and annual Checklist for good effluent
management on your farm so your staff know how and when to complete the tasks.

Click HERE for a copy of the Effluent management Plan.


Riparian Planter Tool:

Creating a riparian management plan to fence, plant and protect your waterways with this easy to
use on-line tool. Map out your farm's waterways and get all the costs and tasks around fencing,
planting and maintenance in one handy plan.
The Riparian Planner:

  • Helps you fulfill supply and consent conditions

  • Works to your budget, goals and farm situation

  • Offers you intuitive mapping, built-in calculators, regional plants

  • Lets you spread budget and tasks over a few years

  • Allows you to update your plan whenever necessary

  • Makes riparian planning easy - even if you've never done it before

Click HERE to start your Riparian Plan now.

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