The slump in dairy prices over the past few seasons proved to have a silver lining for the woman who founded New Zealand’s first teaser bull leasing business.
Don't assume you’ll get through the year without supplementary feed. It’s not just the availability in times of crisis, it’s also the cost you hadn’t planned for that often causes most concern.
The process of making silage (ensiling) is very old.
A new nutrient management tool offers farmers a high degree of control and reporting when applying nutrients, its maker says.
Doing it once and doing it right is a great guiding philosophy for upgrading farm effluent systems.
With a very wet winter resulting in cows being stood off paddocks and fed more supplements the demand for maize this season is pretty high.
The degree to which farmers are mitigating environmental impacts has become a hot election topic.
Pam and John Hunter milk 435 cows on 130ha (eff) at Eureka, in the heart of Waikato dairy country, supplying Open Country Dairy.
A pilot project to remediate groundwater in the Hinds District in Mid-Canterbury is a success, according to a report into its first year’s operation.
With well over 40 years of farming experience, Graham Turner reckons he made the right decision in filling the pit of his 20-year-old herringbone shed in preparation for four Lely Astronaut A4 milking robots.
Getting cows in-calf quickly is the key to achieving a good calving pattern, says DairyNZ.
Cattle with horns can hurt people and other animals, sometimes seriously.
InCalf promotes a ‘continuous improvement process’, challenging farmers with their advisers to take a systematic approach towards a sustainable improvement in reproductive performance.
In their quest to increase six-week in-calf rates, a growing number of farmers are looking at once-a-day (OAD) milking as a way to improve herd reproductive performance. How effective is this strategy?
LIC Automation says its product Protrack EZ Heat can reduce the stress of mating.
LIC and First Light have joined forces to produce export-quality grass-fed Wagyu beef.
New herd reproduction data released by LIC shows good news for the industry and areas of opportunity for the upcoming mating period.
Canadian dairy farmer Alex Huisman is no stranger to milking three times a day.
Using the right plants and techniques will help maximise the success of riparian planting and ensure value for money by getting it right first time, says DairyNZ.
Wow it's wet! The warm, wet autumn has been followed by a wet winter and many farms are struggling to cope.
Fencing waterways protects freshwater from nutrients, effluent and sediment by excluding stock and creating a buffer between water and the land.
A biogas recovery system using methane from dairy effluent to generate electricity and heat water was one of three finalists in the Energy Technology of the Year award in the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.
Measuring the actual damage caused by pugging on farms is notoriously difficult, says Massey soil scientist Dr Dave Horne.
An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.