25 Sep 2015

The Zig-Zag method for predicting soil temperature?

Even though Warren Buffet is renowned for making clever picks of businesses to invest in, no-one assumes that he does this all on the basis of some occasional market insight, read in a local newspaper. He probably has some very sophisticated models that are constantly crunching through terabytes of relevant data.  The output of the models is not only a record of what has happened but most importantly some powerful insight into what is likely to happen. 

11 Sep 2015

Who has time for technology?

Fact or Fiction? 

Moley Robotics has developed a robotic chef that can cook thousands of meals by following the movements of a Michelin starred chef.


(if you want to see it in action have a look at this link: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/robotic-chef-can-cook-michelin-star-food-your-kitchen-by-mimicking-worlds-best-cooks-1496168 )

28 Aug 2015

The new buzz words – GMP & MGM

You will be getting to grips with what GMP – good management practice – has been described as.  And how doing GMP is part of the MGM – matrix of good management.  For a very few star performers none of this will be new, but for lots of farmers there will be parts of doing GMP that will require some changed ways of doing common farm activities.

21 Aug 2015

A Regen original

Hodderville Farms is ID number 2 in the Regen list – the second after Massey University to start using Regen.  It has just past its 6 year anniversary as a Regen customer.  That’s over 2000 texts we have sent to farm manager David Schroeder!  

14 Aug 2015

Baking bread and growing grass

Ever tried to make bread?  To end up with a golden crust and chewy not doughy insides takes some skill.  But it also takes the right amount of the key ingredients – fresh yeast, warm temperature, sugar and good quality flour.  Believe it or not, it is the same principles needed to get a good response from nitrogen.  The right amounts of the key ingredients – for nitrogen this is soil moisture and soil temperature.

22 Jun 2015

Synlait 'Inspire 2015' conference

On this week's blog Brett Saunders (Regen's Sales Channels Manager) reflects on the recent Synlait 'Inspire 2015' conference.

This year's Synlait Supplier conference was bursting with inspiration. After the welcome from Chairman Graeme Milne and the state of the nation address by Managing Director & CEO John Penno, attendees were well informed by a variety of speakers who reflected Synlait's ambition of Leading with Pride with their leadership stories.