Deferred Grazing Handbook

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The Deferred Grazing Handbook (link below) was produced in December 2020 by AgResearch to document pasture research over a three year period funded by the Ministry of Primary Industries, and done in collaboration with farmers, Beef+Lamb New Zealand, Plant and Food Research, Ballance, AgFirst and Waikato and Bay of Plenty regional councils.

Deferred grazing is a management tool to maintain pasture quality on pastoral farms from mid-spring onwards. It involves dropping some paddocks out of the rotation to optimise grazing pressure on the remaining paddocks, so pasture quality is maintained. The research carried out by AgResearch and partners produced some impressive results.

Click here to download/view the handbook.