DairyNZ emphasises that the cleanliness of the milking system and the dairy is critical.
Lameness can cost farmers $500 - $1000 per case, yet farmers often underestimate its cost.
Dairy farmers are pleased the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord shows them doing their bit to improve water quality.
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The refreshed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management increases the pressure on farmers to improve their nutrient management.
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Managing pasture surpluses or deficits in spring is the key to maintaining quality and persistence going into summer, says Ravensdown agronomist Tim Russell.
Nitrogen leaching on many dairy farms is reducing as the farmers breed from LowN Sires bulls, says the marketer CRV Ambreed.
Seek expert advice to understand how to meet new effluent management regulations in your region, advices Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) primary industries manager Mark Jackways.
Irrigating farmers in the Amuri district in North Canterbury are continuing to record improved environmental performance.
Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
Shawn Southee’s first-ever contest entry was in the Dairy Business of the Year awards. Jill Galloway talked to him about his lower North Island dairy business win.
A new scientific article on the management of soil phosphorus makes fascinating reading, writes Dr Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals.
Using CowScout tags has offered more days in milk, says Cambridge dairy farmer Brad Payne.
Heat detection technology has helped two Taranaki farmers to cut their herd’s empty rate from 16% to 11% in its first season, says the supplier, Gallagher Group.
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Calving is in full swing at an Auckland dairy farm owned by NZ Young Farmers (NZYF).
The average Jersey herd will make 67 cents more this season than a Holstein Friesian herd, claims Jersey Advantage spokesman James Courtman.
Various tools and technologies are now available to help dairy farmers optimise heat detection, says CRV Ambreed.
Lewis Road Creamery is moving to help a South Auckland community in its work to improve the health of a river.
DairyNZ Director Ben Allomes says farmers need to change with the times and adopt practices that are good for their animals and the environment.
Once-a-day (OAD) milking could open a whole new labour market for dairy farmers, says a DairyNZ Wairarapa Tararua consulting officer Gray Beagley.
DairyNZ talked to two Canterbury dairy farmers about how they look after their cows and the environment during the challenging winter.
Existing and possible erosion stand out as aspects of soil sustainability and the economics of farming, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.