This dairy farmer from New Zealand is with the herd on a pasture paddock. Their unique management plan leads these cows to only be milked once a day or three times in two days during certain times of the year. It’s a system that helps with the cows’ body condition, and is easier on the employees.
WRITTEN BY GM of dairy and grazing, Craigmore Sustainables. Operation has 22 dairy properties in the Canterbury, North Otago regions. With 16,000 cows, the company uses a rotational pasture grazing system augmented with Fodder Beet and Kale. All farms are irrigated. The pasture is mainly ryegrass and clover mixes, some fescue pastures.