Copper needs of cattle

Copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient of cattle with many vital roles, ranging from facilitating the formation of red blood cells and nerves to the manufacture of connective tissue and bone growth.

 
Bruce Thorrold.

DairyNZ will lead a seven-year $21 million research partnership to contribute to cleaning up rural waterways. 

 
Battery-powered cow collars monitor each animal.

Fitting out an entire dairy herd with wireless digital activity monitors is so effective a management tool that it even reduces human stress.

 
Forage Sorghum-Sudan grass produces good yield in a short time frame.

The impacts of a wet winter are clearly evident as I drive around the countryside. In fact, I have never seen the level of damage on farm after winter as I am seeing now.

Long-time lucerne expert and advocate Professor Derrick Moot of Lincoln University says he’s now getting interest in his work from around the world.

It's been a wet year alright: MetService is already describing 2017 as “the year it didn’t stop raining” with Waikato rainfall at record levels for January to September.

When choosing bulls to use instead of AI, you must consider their age, size, health and the breed-related risk of assisted calvings, says DairyNZ.

 

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