Automatic teat spraying is no longer just about labour savings, says dairy automation company GEA.
The first full season of ten-in-seven variable milking on the Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) started well but the "then wheels fell off," the farm administrator, Jeremy Savage, revealed at the recent farm focus day.
A series of calf rearing expos are being planned over the next months by Dairy Women's Network.
Ron and Amy Baker are a busy couple. They are not only the owners of a 60ha dairy farm on the outskirts of Palmerston North but are also the holders of a 14-year-old contract milking position on the neighbouring farm.
Heat stress in dairy cattle is probably the most overlooked seasonal problem here in New Zealand.
The Legacy Sale, dedicated to family and destined to give back, has done just that.
A joint venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and LIC is going strong 18 years after it was established with another six Holstein Friesian bulls being accepted into the LIC Sire Proving Scheme for the 2022-23 season.
Dairy nutrition is about understanding the nutrient requirements of dairy cows at various stages of lactation and combining various feed alternatives to meet those needs in a cost-effective manner.
High quality milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season, according to Milligans Feeds.
In an industry first, a practical guide to help Australian goat producers recognise and manage goat diseases and ultimately boost biosecurity systems is now available.
Moving Day is the busiest time of the year for livestock movements.
Bacteria developing resistance is a potential risk any time we use antibiotics, so we need to focus on preventing and controlling infections to reduce the need.
Dairy farmers are being encouraged to maintain the body condition of their rising three-year-olds as first-time calvers to help secure their longevity in the herd and maximise profitability.
A Fonterra directive that non-replacement calves from supplying farms enter a value stream from next year is a bold move, says William Morrison, Morrison Farming.
Otorohanga dairy farmer Mark Sanson admits he gets cow envy when he drives past the Waikato farm of a fellow Holstein Friesian breeder - but it won't be long until his own herd is the subject of many in admiring glance.
"Breeders working for breeders" is how Taranaki farmer Wayne Taylor describes a joint sire-proving venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and CRV.
Whether your pastures are starting to open up due to insect pressure, hard grazing or dry conditions, undersowing into existing pasture is a cost-effective method, according to Agricom product development manager, Allister Moorhead.
Conditions are ripe for facial eczema to become a problem for dairy farmers in the coming weeks, says James Allen, AgFirst.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has welcomed a recent announcement that vets and other animal welfare professionals are now included in the Government’s critical worker category.
At the tender age of 15, Jacoba Gread has already imagined her future in great detail.
As temperatures soar, farmers are being urged to review feed plans and consider what supplements could help reduce the impact of heat stress on their cows.
BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) is a viral disease of catte.
Pasture renewal is all about setting yourself up for the future, says Barenbrug pasture systems manager Blair Cotching.
When something looks insurmountable, you need to break it down into manageable pieces for the outcome to be achieved.