Technograzing In Chile
Chile Farm Investments Looking To Implement Kiwitech’s Technograzing In Chile
Friday, 23 November 2007,
Press Release: Chile Farm Investments Ltd
Hamish Firth, the managing director of Chile Farm Investments heads back to Osorno, Chile today and will give serious consideration to implementing Kiwitech’s TechnoGrazing – a New Zealand designed pastoral grazing and farm management system.
Mr Firth notes that the Chilean Dairy industry farming methodology differs substantially from New Zealand farm systems.
“The New Zealand way is about turning grass into milk therefore having to match feed demand with pasture growth while Chile has mainly been about subsistence farming, absentee owners, small herds with large amounts of grain feeding.”
“TechnoGrazing offers an opportunity to manage the pasture to improve productivity and returns – a simple yet effective innovation from Kiwitech that many of New Zealand’s dairy and beef farmers are adopting making New Zealand the leaders in low-cost diary and beef production.”
Mr Firth goes on to add that Chile has some advantages over New Zealand in terms of lower land and labour costs. “Coupled with good pasture management dairy production will increase in Chile offering potential returns on dairy farms not seen in New Zealand for 30 years”.
Mr Firth’s Chile Farm Investments aims to purchase 20 farms in the Osorno region over the next three years either progressively converting them to dairy use or leaving them as dry stock farms increasing production by implementing New Zealand farm management systems.