LUDF administrator Jeremy Savage and manager Peter Hancox speak at the farm's recent Autumn Focus Day.

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.

The Discovery Project helps breeders develop top cow families and breed bulls for the AI industry.

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.

Milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season.

High quality milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season, according to Milligans Feeds.

On dairy farms, around 85% of the antibiotics used are for mastitis control, including antibiotic dry cow therapy (DCT).

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.

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.

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.

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