Rain, floods and drying off – Brian Frost

Since the last time we wrote, we have had a massive flood yet again on the farm! Unfortunately it’s the new grass paddocks so we have had to re-sow these paddocks and wait again for the growth – grrrrr.  We have had many many, many, meetings with the council; both with the community and as […]

Stick to the plan – Brian Frost

We have been sticking to the plan to survive the dry weather and this has involved: Extending the grazing round in January (when the turnips started) to get onto a 40ish day round (l.5ha/day). Introducing grass silage to fill the gap of grass DM and going from 30 to 40 day round. Feeding turnips at 4m2/cow/day. The current situation […]

Mitigating the big dry – Trent Guy

It seems that every year we are having big dry spells through summer, so my thoughts more and more often go to what can we do to mitigate it. Do we grow more summer crops, more maize, or do we look at alternative pasture species? Generally, with summer crops if you have a good summer […]

Frosties fescue farm – Brian Frost

Many things have changed for us over this past year, which has bought about many changes in the way we are running our farm. One of the first major changes was our worker, Rex, got an infection in his leg and sadly on 12th March, after many complications, he passed away. He is very sadly […]