Paul Kenyon.

About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.

 
 
 
Bill Austin.

The difference today in the beef industry between the top-and bottom-performing cattle is greater than it has ever been, says Bill Austin, of Austins Ultrasound Ltd.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 recently announced grant from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund will pay for the next stage of a biological control project aimed at the invasive weed field horsetail.

Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.

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.

 

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