Goats must get fresh pasture every day.

Do you think the easiest way to keep your berm tidy might be to get a goat?  Don’t be fooled; it takes a lot of time and effort to properly care for a tethered goat. 

 
Calves are well cared for and fed on Lisa Hicks and partner Graham Sorensen's farm.

When Lisa Hicks and partner Graham Sorensen opted for a career change in their early 40s they followed their passion for farming, reports feed maker SealesWinslow.

Lincoln Agritech’s Brian Miller with a prototype of the nitrate sensor beside sampling bores.

Lincoln Agritech has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in New Zealand’s groundwater management.

Christopher and Siobhan O’Malley with children, Finnian, 5, Aisling, 3, and 10-month old Ruairi on their farm.

A Mid-Canterbury couple in only their second season milking their own herd have been named the Canterbury/North Otago Share Farmers of the Year 2017 at the Dairy Industry Awards.

Fodder beet is a popular winter feed.

Fodder beet, while having been grown in New Zealand for many years, has only recently gained popularity as an important part of dairy cow winter feeding systems.

DairyNZ regional manager Chris Neill.

The weather in the next two months will play a big part in how dairy farmers in Northland cope in the new season. That’s the view of DairyNZ’s regional leader in the province, Chris Neill.

Dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction to NZ.

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction. 

The biggest advantage of feeding maize is that feeding rates can be altered to key pasture residuals at optimum levels.

In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the most commonly used supplements on NZ dairy farms.

With the winter tree-planting season just around the corner, it’s timely to look at the many farming ‘fruits’ they can provide -- besides any real ones.

GEA’s CowScout Responder accurately identifies cows on heat through remote technology, further allowing better understanding of a herd’s overall health.

Some milkers in New Zealand could be lifting 1500-1800kg during each milking, and so doing a lot of work, says Josh Wheeler, a milk quality consultant.

Dairy farmers bracing for unannounced visits by Waikato Regional Council staff are reminded by a Feds spokesman to enforce health and safety rules onfarm.

 

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