FOR THE 80s
M. Brosnan.Hakataramea Valley.
Paper presented to, Farming Beyond The 80s Conference at Lincoln College, 1980
Paper 16: LUCERNE FOR GRAZING – A FARMER’S VIEW
I am not sure
it’s fashionable to defend lucerne these days so I won’t do that.
I’ll just tell you about my property, which revolves around lucerne,
and what lucerne has done for me. How in a few years , on a relatively
small holding, with a 400mil. rainfall, it took the sheep numbers from
1000 to 5000, to then support, and give our family a good standard of