Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) is launching three new farm systems initiatives at its demonstration farm, all geared at sustainable dairy farming practices.
The three new systems will expand LUDF’s focus and extend its outlook through to 2030. The research is on variable milking frequency; moving the forage base to include plantain; and replacement rate reduction.
The South Island Dairying Demonstration Centre (SIDDC) has revised the LUDF systems to more effectively contribute to New Zealand dairying and the wider primary sector.
Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Lincoln University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Edwards explains that SIDDC is committed to taking a leadership role in dairy farming in New Zealand through LUDF.
“It’s important that the partnership regularly reassesses and revisits the farm’s systems to consolidate its position at the vanguard of current and future scenarios.” Continue reading