GrainCorp Feeds is offering dairy farmers advice on transition feeding for their calving season as a means of improving cow health and lifting milk production, reports general manager Daniel Calcinai.
If you are selling calves this winter, first register them in the NAIT online system, says Southland dairy farmer Nigel Johnston.
Waste milk has traditionally been fed to calves as it can’t be sent for supply. But is this a good idea? DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert investigates.
Calf club organisers must take extra biosecurity steps this spring to avoid the spread of Mycoplasma bovis, says MPI.
If you're buying or selling calves or milk, take these simple steps to reduce the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis and other diseases.
Scours is a nasty disease to watch for in calves.
Waikato grazier James Reeves is an advocate for electronically tagged animals and keeping NAIT account up to date, says OSPRI.
A new calf cereal with no palm kernel expeller (PKE) is on sale for the calving season, says developer Agrifeeds.
Kiwi farmers are more engaged practically in their local environmental issues, compared to some farmers visited recently by a Nuffield farming scholar.
The New Zealand seed company Agricom last week won a major national prize for its Ecotain environmental plantain.
CRV Ambreed has a new national artificial breeding manager, Craig Scott. He was formerly national franchise manager at pregnancy tester Ultrascan Ltd.
Planning is crucial to designing a safe, effective effluent pond.
Fences prevent stock from entering and dirtying the water, and plants growing behind the fences stabilise stream banks and block the movement of particles from land into streams.
Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.
Irrigation NZ says the recent announcement of $30.6 million in Provincial Growth Funding for water projects in Hawke’s Bay will be critical to support the region’s continued prosperity and wellbeing.
Effluent Expo 2019 will build on last year’s event that drew 1500 farmers, says spokeswoman Amanda Hodgson.
The Frew family in Ohakune have arguably the largest milking platform in New Zealand – some 4000ha – yet run only 700 cows. The question is why? Peter Burke explains.
New Zealand's dairy goat industry is starting research aimed at generating and amassing scientific data on the benefits of consuming goat milk infant formula produced by sustainable farm systems.
Dairy farmers Mark and Jennifer McDonald began beautifying their 138ha Methven dairy farm a decade ago.
Farmers are working hard to help the environment, but the ‘quoted experts’ need to work hard too, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
Vets' greater understanding of livestock’s ability to sense pain has more of them integrating pain relief into some treatments, as regulations also start to tighten on treatment standards.
Keith and Tracey Crawford began their dairy careers with big dreams of farm ownership, then still a highly achievable goal for a determined young couple.
Dairy farmers are being sought for a progeny testing to develop the next generation of elite dairy sires.
Soil damage during winter is a big issue for farmers. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions.