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Plantain trial at Whangara produces excellent results

8 December 2012

The hill country trial pasture results have exceeded his expectations to date, and the ewe hogget results speak for themselves, said AgResearch senior scientist Tom Fraser. The Lincoln-based pasture expert, who was the keynote speaker at the Field Day at Whangara Farms on Wednesday, said the hill country trial was aimed at achieving higher quality pastures for weaned lambs in the December-March period.
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Ewe hogget mating concept working well: farm manager

8 December 2012

The idea of using plantain-clover pasture for twin-bearing ewe hoggets is sold on Whangara Farms and they are looking to expand it, says general manager Richard Scholefield.  He made the comments during the plantain field day at the farms this week.  Weaning figures for the farms ewe hoggets will be available next week.
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P is for power plantain

7 December 2013

The letter "P" takes centre stage on Monday at the Whangara Farms field day and it's a capital letter - Persistence, Pasture, Performance - Plantain.
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