DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the joint decision three years ago to eradicate Mycoplamsa bovis was a difficult call.
Successful calf rearing starts at the beginning and getting it right will always be important in setting them up for the future, says calf feeder maker Stallion Ltd.
The better start a calf has in life, the better animal they will be in years to come.
The most common cause of scouring is nutritional scours, which happens when there is a change in diet or a diet that is inappropriate for the age group of calves.
Calves that are cared for well have a reduced risk of disease and cost less to rear, says DairyNZ.
Dairy farmer Enda Hawe’s focus on mastitis prevention and teat condition rather than blanket use of DCT during dry off is paying dividends.
You've worked hard to get your cows in great condition for calving. Next, it’s time to make sure they stay on track for mating.
Follow this advice when buying or selling calves.
A new herd recording tool has been launched by CRV Ambreed.
A disease equally infectious to Mycoplasma bovis and Covid-19 is threatening farm profitability and livestock health.
The challenge for Kiwi farmers to reduce herd size while maintaining or building production is generating an increase in demand for overseas genetics, says World Wide Sires.
One of the greatest threats of our time, potentially on a scale larger than Covid-19, is antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.
A focus on cow condition helped Jessica Willis almost halve the not-in-calf rate on a dairy farm she managed for four years.
Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services, on why farmers shouldn't reduce feed without also destocking.
From next week it will become an offence to transport untagged animals.
If milk fever is keeping you or your staff awake at night, you are not alone.
With winter around the corner, LIC says farm staff are busy tending to bulls to ensure they capture the vital semen needed for New Zealand’s dairy herd.
Identifying cows on heat used to be a time-consuming task on Owen and Cathy Copinga’s Southland dairy farm.
Decision making around dry off in spring calving herds has just got a whole lot tougher.
Body condition scoring (BCS) is a simple process. However, DairyNZ says it is important to calibrate the eye by first condition scoring cows “hands on” at the dairy.
OSPRI has suspended possum control operations in support of its TBfree disease eradication programme during the COVID-19 lockdown.
CRV Ambreed’s 2020 line up of bull graduates will provide New Zealand dairy farmers with genetic solutions to future proof their business, the company says.
A farmer group promoting Jersey cows says stock and semen sales indicate the breed is on the rise.
More accurate genetic evaluations, drawing on ten years of New Zealand and international research, will be available to dairy farmers from this month.