DairyNZ South Otago consulting officer Mark Olsen-Vetland talks to farmers about their options in the dairy sector to get through the drought. Photo: Nicole SharpLooking after cows is the No1 priority during the drought, DairyNZ South Otago consulting officer Mark Olsen-Vetland says. Some advice he offered farmers was to use the supplementary feed now and let the grass grow. There was also the option of a tactical dry-off, but there were a few other roads that could be taken before that, Mr Olsen-Vetland said. ''Don't do it so much to try and save feed, do it to better look after your cows.''
Source: Otago Daily Times February 14, 2018 15:56 UTC