n The Dairy Mail - Perfect pasture planning : production

Volume 20, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Dairy farms, woody Cape forests and the warm Indian Ocean all coexist on the beautiful Golden Mile stretch in the Eastern Cape where the farm Glen Dye is located. In the midst of this picturesque strip of paradise, Simon Matthews milks over 1 000 cows from a 210 ha kikuyu dryland platform, with some silage and hay supplementation when necessary. Simon's manager, Renier Pienaar, implemented a successful computerised pasture management program after he started there in 2007. He explained the process to us.

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