Tim Mackle.

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the joint decision three years ago to eradicate Mycoplamsa bovis was a difficult call.

A mobile feeder that self-mixes milk powder and self-cleans, all while feeding out milk to hungry calves.

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.

Calves with nutritional scours are often still bright.

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.

 
 
It’s important to hit BCS targets at calving and minimise BCS loss before mating.

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.

World Wide Sires says demand for overseas genetics is growing.

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.

Kip Bodle.

One of the greatest threats of our time, potentially on a scale larger than Covid-19, is antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.

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.

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.

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