Whakatane sharemilker Troy Doherty.

A vat of milk, calving in full swing, and suddenly there is no power – a far from an ideal scenario for Whakatane sharemilker, Troy Doherty.

Drenching is used to balance the diet of dairy cows and to provide protection against metabolic and other illnesses.

The drenching process can be fitted into the normal milking routine with ease if done properly, and without any substantial increase in milking times, according to DairyNZ.

Maire Mint Fire-Up.

It may have not been three in a row, but one Manawatu farm has achieved a hat-trick of sorts after winning this year’s coveted Mahoe Trophy.

 
Pichon slurry tanker.

The increased focus on utilisation of natural fertiliser is pushing technical development by manufacturers to deliver a wide range of nutrients to the paddock.

 
Rosie Hughes says SMASH events like this play a big part in upskilling farmers to manage their businesses.

A midlife crisis and the desire for a new challenge were the catalysts for Nathan and Rosie Hughes’ switch to smaller herd dairy farming three years ago.

In what is a significant shift forward in the animal welfare space, dairy farmers are more focused than ever on reducing the number of bobby calves leaving their properties.

Nineteen-year-old Ashlee Ennis is thrilled she has got a job on a dairy farm after recently completing three-weeks of GoDairy Farm Ready Training with DairyNZ.

Thomas Lundman's work focus has gone from tracking tiny critters in pitch black caves to looking after considerably larger animals in paddocks near Whakatane.

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