Nutrition is just one component of the wider farm system. Ian Williams provided a ‘big picture’ view of on-farm requirements around environmental requirements. The importance of profit remains central to all farm businesses when systems change to address future legislative requirements. Ian demonstrated how alternate land uses may feature in the future including annual maize cropping and winter lamb finishing systems. Alternative dairy systems can address environmental requirements yet remain profitable. Plenty of valuable and thought provoking discussion for NZARN members around future land uses.
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