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.

Shelterbelts protect animals from heat stress during summer and wind, rain and cold during winter.

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.

 
 
CowScout interprets a cow’s movement via a collar around the neck.

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

 
NZDF land management officer Shona Sam with consultant Stephen Brailsford in a recently planted reforestation plot at Burnham Military Camp. Photo: Rural News Group.

Even Canterbury's arable farmers would benefit from the increased biodiversity offered by native reforestation, claims the man leading the largest dryland reforestation effort on the plains.

DairyNZ’s Josh Wheeler says some milkers could be lifting over 1.5 tonnes during each milking.

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.

Most people who have farms dogs will have problems with them in some form or another; a dog will have either a bad habit or an irritating quirk.

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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