The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wishes to set the record straight regarding the article titled ‘Imported semen fingered for M.bovis outbreak’ in Rural News October 24.
High yielding and palatable, fodder beet allows the wintering of large numbers of sheep in a small area and frees pasture elsewhere on a farm.
Sodden pastures could become a major feed issue for many lower North Island farmers even after the rain stops and growing conditions improve.
Lower replacement rates and higher body weight/lower stocking rates are the two most effective of five available ways of cutting dairy greenhouse gas emissions, a scientist has told a workshop for rural professionals.
Bad nutrition in working dogs could be jeopardising farmers’ profits, says the head of a New Zealand company that recently launched a new food for working dogs.
British vets says they are gravely concerned about the rise in animals killed without stunning.
Farmers are buying a deer velvet supplement to give their working dogs zest and longevity, claims the maker, Gevir, of Havelock North.
An animal health academic is urging best practice as a means of precluding the spread of disease.
Pain relief for disbudding cattle will be mandatory under new animal welfare regulations.
A Masterton farming family is giving orphan lambs a fighting chance of surviving the unpredictability of harsh, early spring weather.
Industry funded studies in New Zealand have shown that mid-pregnancy shearing can increase multiple-born lamb birthweight by up to 0.7 kg and lamb survival by 3 to 5%.
Lambing is looming closer and if you have a young dog that isn’t showing much enthusiasm for sheep take advantage of the window of opportunity this season offers.
You can treat facial eczema (FE) in various ways, but the only preventive measure is to breed for FE tolerance.
Veterinary Enterprises Group (VEG) has bought a minority shareholding in FarmIQ Systems Ltd.
Restrictions on advertising of antibiotics will not necessarily lead to a reduction in usage, claim academics.
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is satisfied with both the sheep and beef industries’ approaches to breeding with respect to animal welfare issues.
Farmers are getting a push to use the “masses of science” available in New Zealand to improve their profitability.
Almost $1 million will go to projects aimed at combating animal diseases from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund.
New Zealand has “good smarts” in primary industry innovation, but needs to ramp it up, says Argenta managing director and co-founder Dr Doug Cleverly.
David and Colleen Fagan, of Northland, take pride in the quality of the milk their cows produce, reports MSD Animal Health NZ.
Parasites in sheep will become more of a problem for New Zealand farmers as temperatures rise with climate change, says AgResearch principal scientist John McEwan.
With NIWA signalling warm, wet conditions across the North Island over December, farmers are being encouraged to take preventive measures against facial eczema (FE).
Farmers need to have a robust facial eczema (FE) prevention plan in place, says animal health company Agritrade.