Pastoral 21 was a collaborative venture between DairyNZ, Fonterra, Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Beef + Lamb NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Its goal was to provide accessible systems-level solutions for profitably increasing pastoral production while reducing farms’ environmental footprint.
The Pastoral 21 farm system research took place at Scott Farm in Hamilton, Massey University in Palmerston North, Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm and Ashley Dene Farm in Lincoln, and Telford Farm near Balclutha.
A summary and findings from the five-year research project can be found on the DairyNZ website here.
Weekly data summaries for 2014-15 from the Canterbury and Telford farms are available from SIDDC on request.