Farmer Writes: taking a careful approach to reducing fertiliser
Brian Nicholson
It is important to remember that spreading too little fertiliser could increase the need for concentrates, writes farmer Brian Nicholson.
30 March 2022 News
Farmer Writes: a successful lambing season
Lamb birth weights have improved this year, giving the flock a lower mortality rate.
2 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: hoping for good weather in the thick of lambing
This week, farmer writer Brian Nicholson is hoping for a spell of good weather to get ewes with lambs at foot turned out to grass.
Farmer Writes: happy with the ewes’ scanning results
Farmer writer Brian Nicholson has been happy with the results of this year’s scanning, with the flock carrying more twins and less singles.
2 February 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: profit monitor results should be private
These figures as they are accessible by everyone even the companies who supply our inputs and the factories that purchase our products, writes Brian Nicholson.
5 January 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: December a time to get paperwork done
I find this is the month of the year that I can get a lot of paper work done, writes Brian Nicholson.
8 December 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: getting my head around Government ambitions
Brian Nicholson has been pondering Government ambitions around organics.
10 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: we''re part of the climate solution, not scapegoats
Brian Nicholson is annoyed with how the Government is handling things regarding agriculture and the environment.
13 October 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: planning for a compact lambing at spring
Lambs continue to be drafted as they come fit for slaughter on Brian Nicholson's farm, as he begins planning for lambing in the spring.
15 September 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: rain a welcome sight and building condition on ewes
Building condition in ewes doesn’t happen overnight, or even flushing them for a week or two on good grass just before mating, writes Brian Nicholson.
18 August 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grass still under pressure despite the rain
This week, Brian Nicholson discusses weaning, grass management and a break away from the farm.
21 July 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: topping to maintain grass quality before weaning
Brian Nicholson writes about keeping on top of grass quality with high summer growth rates, weaning older lambs and selecting next year's replacement ewe lambs.
23 June 2021 Farmer Writes