Farm owner John Foreman and Sharemilkers Ian and Gaylene Wellington manage and milk 220 cows on their 72-hectare (ha) farm in North Taranaki. Along with other dairy farmers they are feeling increased pressure now more than ever to maintain a profitable farming system.
Last year John bit the bullet and recognised he needed to change his pasture system if he was to continue farming into the future. Since putting in Ecotain, John’s cows have reached record production with an increase of 65 kg MS per cow. The cost of putting Ecotain into his entire farm was roughly $10,000 but John says the return on investment is ten-fold will now not farm without it.
For more information on Ecoatin contact the team at your local Farm Source store.