Fertiliser Review – Autumm 2017

May 22nd, 2017

agKnowledge Fertiliser review # 38 Autumn 2017   Fert_Review_38

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Using age banding to estimate spending in retirement

December 6th, 2016

The very essence of saving for retirement is to accumulate a nest egg sufficiently large enough to replace the retiree’s employment income and sustain a stable standard of living throughout retirement. If the prospective retiree doesn’t have enough saved up to maintain his/her lifestyle for the next several decades, it’s not yet time to retire. […]

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Insurance 101

December 5th, 2016

Learning about life insurance doesn’t have to be hard. The Life-Link website below covers some of the most common topics and questions with an independent life insurance guide. Home Page

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Fertiliser review – pasture first

November 17th, 2016

Attached is the 37th edition of the Fertiliser Review. What follows is a highlight of the contents of this review with a link for you to download the newsletter here. Fertiliser-review-spring-trim-low Pasture First Historically, the source of our international competitive advantage in pastoral farming was our low-cost, clover based pasture system coupled with temperate climate. The dairy […]

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Accurate sampling method

November 7th, 2016

 “How much have you got?” is the perennial question when it comes to winter feed, and fodder beet hasn’t made the answer any easier. But a new protocol developed by a team of New Zealand beet agronomists led by Lincoln University fodder beet specialist Dr Jim Gibbs should add more accuracy to the process.  Instead […]

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Self-employed need the same ACC certainty as salaried workers, adviser says

October 4th, 2016

Only one in eight self-employed business owners have opted to specify what weekly compensation ACC would pay them, if they were injured and could no longer work. And Kevin Smee from financial adviser network MySolutions says it’s time for government action to give the self-employed the same certainty over weekly compensation that salaried workers enjoy. Smee estimated that just 50,000 of […]

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Premier Financial Group – Winter newsletter 2016

August 27th, 2016

Premier Viewpoint – Winter 2016, the Premier Financial Group’s Annual newsletter. PFG Winter 2016 Newsletter  

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A comparison of liveweight gain of two groups of weaners of different entry liveweight in an ad libitum fodder beet feeding system for finishing beef cattle

June 15th, 2016

Abstract The use of fodder beet as the primary diet for finishing beef cattle is a recent New Zealand innovation. A system using ad libitum grazed fodder beet through autumn and winter to finish spring-born steers between 12 and 18 months old was developed. Fodder beet is a high energy yet comparatively low protein content […]

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A comparison of microbial protein synthesis in beef

June 15th, 2016

Abstract Microbial protein synthesis of steers (liveweight 286±9 kg) was compared with diets of ad libitum winter grass and fodder beet with 1 kg DM of lucerne silage. The experimental design was a four-by-two treatment comparison (experiment 1 and 2), using 11 day individual pen trials with total faecal and urinary collection. The trials assessed […]

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EU milk production “starting to taper off”

May 23rd, 2016

Signs are emerging that EU milk production growth is finally slowing – indicating the recent post-quota surge in production is a “one-off adjustment rather than an opening of the floodgates” according to a visiting Rabobank European dairy sector expert.   “While the subsequent surge in milk production across many EU member states was anticipated, the […]

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