Why is it important to reduce sediment, phosphorus and E. coli losses from winter grazed paddocks?
A summer-long on-farm study of irrigation efficiency in the Ashburton area will provide a benchmark for progress.
Dairy farming has changed much in recent years and career progression is not as straightforward as it used to be.
Nitrogen entering the soil from the urine of cows is a big problem.
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their ‘annual holiday’.
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.
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 has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in New Zealand’s groundwater management.
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.
Keeping goats can be a challenge for the farmer, but it's worth the effort.
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.
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.
Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.
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.
An intensive yet simple farm near Helensville, south Kaipara, last month won the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards last month.
Milking frequency can be adjusted in a number of ways during a season, or part of a season, to become more efficient, reduce farmers’ hours in the milking shed and improve their lifestyle.
LIC’s herd improvement roadshow last month attracted about 1500 farmers nationwide.
Five years of research has led to CRV Ambreed discovering that selective breeding will help reduce urinary nitrogen leaching on NZ farms by 20% within 20 years.
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is concerned the dairy industry has the ability to select for polledness (no horns), but it is not a priority.
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.
What’s happening with once a day (OAD) milking now, following the death last year of its great advocate professor Colin Holmes?
Dairy farmers bracing for unannounced visits by Waikato Regional Council staff are reminded by a Feds spokesman to enforce health and safety rules onfarm.