Calving is stressful and tiring for farmers and sick cows are the last thing anyone would want, says Southern Humates.
Despite it being a busy time, being a good boss during calving is absolutely achievable, says DairyNZ’s People Team leader Jane Muir.
Combatting protein deficiency is important in lactating cows, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
A 13-year-old Holstein Friesian dairy cow from Otago has been named the 2020 Valden Cow of the Year.
Winter may have just begun but most farmers are already looking ahead to the next season and the one beyond that.
Ten kiwi dairy farmers who have shown exceptional care for the environment have been recognised with a DairyNZ sustainability and stewardship award.
How can you minimise the risks of introducing new diseases or parasites when bringing stock into your farm ‘bubble’ from another one?
DairyNZ says it is still working through the details of the Government’s Essential Freshwater package announced late last month.
A web-based technology is now available to help farmers better manage their water resources and improve decision-making around irrigation.
The Taranaki Regional Council is welcoming the Government’s revised stance on freshwater regulation.
North Waikato farmers Michael and Rebecca Payne’s investment in a new effluent pond last year turned into a headache when neighbours complained about the smell.
Environment Southland expects “clear improvements” this year on winter grazing practices in the region.
Simple actions can reduce winter nutrient loss, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
There was a large turnout on a recent DairyNZ webinar discussing once-a-day (OAD) milking, with participants joining in from Northland and Southland and all places in between.
New research is seeking to understand the role hardy catch crops can play in reducing nitrate leaching.
The versatility of Holstein Friesians is being credited with allowing a young South Canterbury couple to produce zero bobby calves.
The dairy landscape in New Zealand is changing, as it is around the world.
Six months after implementing a groundbreaking new farming system, Alan Law’s Whakatane dairy farm is an oasis of green among drought-stricken neighbouring farms.
It’s been a tough summer for most dairy farms including Owl Farm, the St Peter’s School demonstration farm near Cambridge.
Pioneer forage specialist, Ian Williams on the many things that won’t change for agriculture through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A small Waikato dairy farm with one Lely Astronaut A4 robot has proven that robotic milking is also effective with a small herd.
The decision to move to overseas genetics has put a Northland farming couple on the track to achieving 500kgMS/cow.
Focusing resources on improving reproductive performance can offer economic, social, and legal benefits.
Good strides are being made in the Ministry for Primary Industry’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme, according to its new head.