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Pasture measurement, Lincoln University dairy farm

Pasture measurement, Lincoln University dairy farm

A Lincoln University student is being shown how to use a pasture meter, also known as a rising-plate meter, which measures the height of the pasture. From this, the dry-matter mass can be calculated and the feed available in the paddock estimated. This information is vital for feed budgeting, where farmers balance the available feed with the nutritional requirements of their cows.

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Robert Peden, 'Agricultural education - Lincoln University', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16918/pasture-measurement-lincoln-university-dairy-farm (accessed 27 November 2020)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008