When something looks insurmountable, you need to break it down into manageable pieces for the outcome to be achieved.
During the past 18 months, the Covid-19 crisis has brought the power of DNA sequencing technologies into the news on an almost-daily basis.
LIC says farmers around New Zealand are set to reap the rewards from a record number of genetically superior young bulls joining the ranks of its artificial breeding bull teams.
When people think of liver function, they usually have a very vague concept around the filtering and cleansing of blood.
Farmers are now paying a smaller TB slaughter levy.
In Jim and Debra Kirkham's Waikato-based farming operation, Jerseys are outperforming the other breeds, claims Jersey Advantage New Zealand.
Getting cows in calf has become part of the family business for CRV artificial breeding technician Joanne Polglaze from Kaikohe in Northland.
Mastitis is the result of complex interaction between bacteria, the farmer, the milking machine and the cow.
Clinical cases of mastitis are costly and significantly disrupt the milking routine.
For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this mating season.
The team at Alleva Animal Health claim to have developed a world-first formula specifically designed for weaned calves.
CRV says it has sourced additional frozen sexed semen straws to cater for demand, as orders from farmers triple those from last season.
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the dairy industry's most significant infectious diseases, causing pregnancy loss, birth defects, reduced milk production and immune suppression.
New Lincoln University pastoral livestock production lab research is defining how to get the maximum benefit from cows predisposed to urinate nitrogen (N), resulting in less leaching to waterways.
Otago dairy farmers Paul and Kyllee Henton are firm believers in the idea that New Zealand farmers are innovators.
Jersey cows are not normally synonymous with high input systems, but one farming couple are proving that Jerseys can hold their own under any system.
New Zealand research and farmer practice shows that pasture-based dairy systems supported by maize silage can be highly profitable. I have written about this topic extensively in the past.
Magnesium plays a vital role in the prevention of milk fever.
Dairy farmers are facing a tight supply of magnesium due to Covid-19 related shipping delays.
As we head into the latter half of the year, many farmers will be starting to think about mating season for their cows.
This mating season your objective will be to get as many cows in-calf, as early as possible.
Ospri has recently completed a 1080 aerial operation on New Zealand's biggest farm, Molesworth Station.
A Taranaki couple, who breed top Jersey bulls for CRV, have won a prestigious award for the second year running.
New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).