For help with feed planning, MPI recommend lifestyle farmers make use of the feed planning service through DairyNZ and Beef+Lamb New Zealand.

The free winter feed planning service will guide farmers through options on how to farm through until spring. It is imperative that farmers check on the availability of their normal winter feed supplies, as in many cases the supply will not meet demand.

Two feed coordinators have been appointed to help connect up farmers with available feed sources.

To use the budgeting service and contact a coordinator, freephone:

· 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 23 33 52)

· 0800 4 DairyNZ (0800 43 24 79 69)

Feed planning support (including the feed budgeting service) [PDF, 486 KB]

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