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15-02-2016 Addition of new generation cocksfoot adds to pasture performance

With pasture renewal, production is a key consideration but persistency and palatability are equally important.

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12-02-2016 SF Stellar pastures performing across the North

Resilient pastures that can handle a range of climatic conditions are key for farmers nationwide. Not all perennial ryegrasses are the same.

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25-09-2015 SF SUGA beet driving production

Seed Force SUGA beet is the ideal feed for the cows in John Van Hout's Winton cow barn, helping keep them in milk for over 300 days of the year.

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24-09-2015 Harvested Sugar Beet One of the Most Cost Effective Feeds

Real cost of forages should be a key driver for your business. However, to determine the 'real value' purchasing decisions should be based on a range of factors.

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23-09-2015 Seed Force beet provides production and flexibility in system

Seed Force SUGA beet provides options for Tapanui dairy farmer James Hartshorne - it can be fed in a dry summer or stored and used as a supplement in the autumn.

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22-09-2015 Choose a brassica type to suit your system

Thorough planning and choosing the right plant type to suit your system are key requirements when considering your forage brassica options this spring.

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12-02-2015 Seed Force on Twitter

In addition to Facebook; Seed Force is now on twitter!

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12-02-2015 The Resilient Farmer

Well known Marlborough farmer Doug Avery has recently created a brilliant tool to help 'ensure farmers and their communities are ready for tomorrow's challenges'

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12-02-2015 Seed Force Perennials - the real tough bastards

At Seed Force, we believe successfully building persistence into your pasture starts long before a drill goes into the ground and long after the new pasture's been established.

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17-10-2014 Vote for Seed Force kale

CHOOSE SEED FORCE KALE THIS SEASON AND WIN THE WINTER

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10-09-2014 Welcome to Seed Force's upgraded website

We thought it was time to ensure our well utilised website kept up with the latest technology.

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28-08-2014 Palatability, live weight gain and profitability.

Your fodder beet questions answered by the Unbeetables at the Meet and Beet field day in Canterbury

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21-08-2014 The Fight for Fodder Beet has begun

The Unbeetables tell it like it is. Get the real story on fodder beet here from Wayne Pamment, Brent Fisher, and Brendon Woods. Become Unbeetable

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12-08-2014 Choose the correct beet type for your system

Farmers nationwide are utilising both fodder and sugar beet as a high energy, low cost feed option to help lift production and profitability. Beet is being utilised in a range of systems; from the typical dairy wintering scenario through to beef finishing systems.

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08-08-2014 Correct brassica selection

Forage brassicas inclusively cover a range of species for all seasons. They are primarily grown as part of a supplementary feed plan on most farms and provide a feed source when pastoral farmers are either struggling to provide sufficient pasture dry matter or pasture quality to maximise animal performance.

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06-08-2014 Correct management and variety selection crucial for successful crops of lucerne

The current resurgence in the use of lucerne across a range of farming systems will once again see many farmers planting the crop this spring. Known for its high feed value, fast growth rates, and excellent animal performance, lucerne is a reliable, perennial feed option.

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04-08-2014 Planning for a future beet crop

Growing a fodder beet crop requires significant forethought and planning to ensure good crop establishment and high yield. Many farmers achieving top yields with fodder beet are incorporating the crop into their paddock rotation

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13-05-2014 High performance annual ryegrass

Farmers nationwide have been experiencing great results with their SF Sultan pastures, as Seed Force's lower North Island forage specialist; Kerry Davidson explains; "growers find SF Sultan to be a really versatile feed option."

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13-05-2014 Correct Transition Crucial for Successful Fodder Beet Feeding

With the large increase in the amount of fodder beet grown throughout New Zealand it is important that farmers are aware of the correct process for animal transition before feeding commences.

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13-05-2014 Fodder beet proving popular and productive in a range of environments

Farmers are realising the true potential of SF Brigadier fodder beet after experiencing high production and utilisation during the dry conditions experienced in many parts of the country before winter.

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06-11-2013 Seed Force on Facebook

Seed Force is proud to announce it is now on Facebook. On our page you will find informative updates throughout the seasons, farmer case studies sharing their experiences and results with

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05-11-2013 Correct paddock preparation crucial

Correct paddock preparation is one of the most important steps to a high producing fodder beet crop. Ensure there are no sub-soil restrictions and that the seeding zone is fine and

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17-09-2013 Southern station lifts production with Seed Force varieties

A Central South Island station is having great success with Seed Force varieties. Simon and Liz Croft run Berwen Station at Omarama. It is a 3000ha effective property running Romney sheep and

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17-09-2013 SF Brigadier replaces brassicas on Southern farms

Southern farmers are experiencing great results with SF Brigadier fodder beet, so much so that it is replacing traditionally grown brassicas on their farms.

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16-09-2013 Southern farmers building resilient pastures

There seems to be a lot of advice available that is only recommending perennial ryegrass in areas prone to dry conditions or drought. If you drive around some dry areas of the South Island during a typical

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15-09-2013 Seed Force has the range for any feed requirement

When considering your forage brassica options this spring it is hard to go past the range offered by Seed Force. With one of the few active forage brassica breeding programmes in the world

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14-09-2013 Canterbury grower believes fodder beet can help transform NZ dairy farms

The benefits of including fodder beet into a New Zealand winter farm system were highlighted by one of the countrys best feeders of fodder beet.

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24-07-2013 Seed Force fodder beet trial sites well utilised

Since fodder beets commercial return to the New Zealand market, Seed Force has been the market leader and committed to local research and development of this species. This helps

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15-02-2013 Utilise SF Sultan benefits this autumn

Throughout New Zealand, annual ryegrasses are used extensively as they are quick establishing and a reliable source of feed during the winter and spring.

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14-02-2013 SF Greenly new generation cocksfoot not like varieties of old

Cocksfoot as a species has been considered a persistent option that tolerates dry conditions and insects for a long time, however many farmers noted a lack of palatability with the old varieties.

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13-02-2013 Utilise SF Finesse Q tall fescues benefits on your farm

Throughout the South Island, many farmers have noted some of their perennial ryegrass paddocks have

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11-02-2013 Thorough planning and good advice pays off

Farmers should be thinking toward their autumn pasture renewal options now. There is a lot more to pastoral

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09-02-2013 Choose a genetically robust perennial ryegrass

When selecting an appropriate perennial ryegrass for your environment, there are a number of key factors

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01-02-2013 Win an iPad with SF Stellar

This autumn, simply by purchasing SF Stellar perennial ryegrass could get you into the draw to win an Apple iPad with Seed Force.

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