Improving basic animal husbandry and health care in rams would likely increase longevity regardless of breed or strain of breed, a study found.
New research from Massey University suggests that lambs can be successfully weaned lighter and earlier, with benefits for the mother as well.
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.
Farmers keen to play a key part in the new Northland Extension 350 programme should raise their hands now.
Meeting other entrants and finding out about the work everyone else was doing were highlights of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards for Waikato finalists Peter and Karen West.
The days of trekking across hill country farms to get samples of soil fertility, then blanket spreading fertiliser, are nearing their end, says Ravensdown.
Irish grasslands researcher Dr Phil Creighton is leading a project looking at new grass species to improve ewe performance and speed the growth rate of lambs.
Taranaki farmers Peter and Nicola Carver are back on their farm after a recent trip to Wellington as the national ambassadors for sustainable farming.
Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a great learning and development experience, say Keitai farmers Gay Pembroke and Mark Corby.
The Irwin family -- Geoff, Lee and son Steve -- milk 330 cows on 83ha at Kiwitahi, near Morrinsville, in what Geoff describes as “a relaxed farming system”.
Adopting the Ravensdown whole-farm soil testing (WFST) programme may enable farmers to make smarter nutrient input choices, says Dan Copland, a senior agri manager at the fertiliser co-op.
A tool that could reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture is heading steadily towards commercialisation.
When William Bragg left school all he wanted to do was work with horses, but he soon realised this passion would not make him a fortune.
Bright green peanut butter baits are being laid in an area of the Mackenzie District for the third year running to try to suppress an isolated population of wallabies adjacent to the Mount Cook National Park.
Award-winning Taranaki dairy farmers John and Roslyn Weir, of Springmount Farms, are encouraging other farmers to consider entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farm management software is enabling a Hawkes Bay dairy farm to get the best from its land.
Having people of differing expertise visit her farm to view and offer advice was extremely valuable, says 2017 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards finalist Nic Leary.
Alternative proteins, meat-based snacks, insects, new types of packaging, eating on-the-go, 3D printing of food: change is coming fast and rural professionals need to get with it, says Meat & Livestock Australia’s Christine Pitt.
People often like to talk about the good old days.
Call at the Affco Horotiu stockyards any time between 5am and 5pm on any day and the chances are Mike Winikerei will be there.
A ground-breaking prototype methane recovery system on a 950 cow farm in Southland has demonstrated for the first time the commercial viability of this technology in a cool climate.
“Have clippers, will travel” could be the motto of Mid-Canterbury’s Luke Gilbert.
Research shows that cows bred for low urea concentration end up using more nitrogen for milk protein productions.
The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.