Scene + Herd: Podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Profitable outcomes from forage system change, with Matthew Tayler, Lorne Peak Station

October 15, 2020

Former Beef + Lamb New Zealand innovation farmers Matthew and Shona Tayler farm 5600ha Lorne Peak Station near Garston in Southland.  With a balance of steep hill country and stony flats, Lorne Peak has undergone a transformation to a highly productive breeding and finishing operation.  During their tenure as Innovation Farmers, the couple utilised a combination of Lucerne and annual clovers along with changes to both beef and sheep management to drive levels of beef performance and profitability previously thought to be unattainable on Lorne Peak.  Matthew charts aspects of the journey reflecting on the drivers of change and how a team approach has provided confidence to speed up the process.

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