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These are the ONE50 stories.
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ONE50 is an icon of New Zealand agriculture. It’s been the backbone of pasture systems from Kaitaia to Bluff – from the plains to the high country. So why do so many farmers rely on ONE50? These are ONE50 stories.
Mark Meyer - Northland
Mark and Vicky are into their ninth season farming their 190 ha dairy farm on the banks of the northern Wairoa river in Northland. Farming in Northland’s sub-tropical climate means the notorious Kikuyu grass can be a handful. Watch how Mark battles the Kikuyu and balances farm work and family life. This is Mark’s ONE50 story.
Grant Charteris - Tikokino
Grant and Sally run red deer on their 330 ha farm in Tikokino on the eastern flanks of the Ruahines. The unique browsing habits of deer, Grant’s vision for re-planting waterways and his usage of ONE50 perennial ryegrass are all topics Grant touches on in this ‘well-worth-a-view’ video. This is Grant’s story.
Gordon Gunn - Marton
Gordon and his wife milk 210 Friesian-cross cows on their 100 ha dairy farm not far from Marton in the Rangitikei district of the Manawatu. In this video Gordon shares his very different journey from his former life as a police officer to the farm in Marton. This is Gordon’s story.
Laura Keenan - Agricom Environmental Agronomist
Laura grew up spending a lot of time on her grandparents’ traditional sheep and beef farm in Southland. After completing her Bachelor’s in Ag Science at Lincoln University, Laura has followed her dream as an Environmental Agronomist at Agricom. This is Laura’s story.
John Wright - Mackenzie region, South Canterbury
John farms 1400 ha on the outskirts of Fairlie in the famous Mackenzie region in South Canterbury. The platform consists of two modern dairy sheds, one of which is managed by John’s daughter Georgie. Through both sheds they milk a total of 1800 cows at peak. This is John’s story.
Don Hayes - Canterbury
Don Hayes farms just over 500 ha on the northern side of the Rakaia river in Canterbury. The business is primarily centred around grazing - wintering dairy cows and growing quality pasture for silage to sell off-farm. Don also runs some of his own stock. The focus is on producing quality pasture. This is Don’s story.
Ross Shaw - Reporoa, South Waikato
Ross, his wife Karla, their four children and Ross’s parents - three generations on farm - farm their self-contained 320 ha dairy platform plus an 80 ha run-off in Reporoa. The farm comprises two dairy units covering an altitude range of 150m. Along with six staff they milk 900 cows. This is Ross’s story.
A good perennial ryegrass takes time to prove itself.
ONE50 is entering into its tenth year and over this time has earned its reputation for performance and persistence. ONE50 is a diploid perennial ryegrass of medium leaf and tiller size and is a high performing variety with particularly strong growth from summer through to winter. It is proven to be a persistent and popular option with farmers nationwide.
Agricom researches, develops and markets a wide range of proprietary pasture and forage crop seeds to the agriculture industry. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge and commitment to helping farmers maximise production.
Outstanding summer, autumn and winter growth particularly with AR37
Excellent spring quality and summer leafiness
Excellent use of summer irrigation or natural rainfall
Proven persistent option and available in AR37, AR1 and LE endophyte options
One of the most widely tested and sown ryegrasses nationwide
For higher production and increased gains you need better producing pasture. To find out how ONE50 can maximise production on your farm, contact 0800 183 358, visit our website or visit your local seed merchant.