How important is clean water for cows?
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.
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.
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.
Halter claims to remove the need for fences, gates and even the farm dog.
The increased focus on utilisation of natural fertiliser is pushing technical development by manufacturers to deliver a wide range of nutrients to the paddock.
Four New Zealand farmers have been selected as finalists of the inaugural Zimmatic Sustainable Irrigation Awards.
The New Zealand Effluent & Environment Expo will be held in November.
A process that combines fertiliser and irrigation gives farmers control, says Graeme Pile, Fertigation Systems co-founder.
New regulations around effluent storage and discharge loom for the Otago region.
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.
Widespread use of genetics for low-N dairy cows could result in a 20% reduction in nitrogen leaching in 20 years, says CRV Ambreed.
The NZ Hereford Association warns farmers not to persist in playing Russian roulette with “bush bulls”.
If you are a dairy farmer, the prosperity of your future lies in your heifers - the future of your herd.
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.
It's that time of year again — planning for maize.
Vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services, Greg Jarratt on managing health issues arising from fast-growing winter pasture.
Nutrition consultant to AgriVantage, Natalie Chrystal on the role of whey-based milk replacers during calving.
Farmers and calf rearers are being urged to make biosecurity a top priority during calving this spring.
Manawatu farm manager Paul Mercer is well into calving on the 147ha 370-cow farm he manages.
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.
Advice for transporting bobby calves this season.
Every change at weaning should be carefully planned and gradually implemented.