As years go, 2017 was dramatic.
A recent review commissioned by DairyNZ may surprise you at the effectiveness of wetlands in preventing contaminants from reaching waterways.
Nutrient efficiency is vital to Ravensdown as a component of smarter farming -- good for the bottom line and the environment.
Choosing the correct perennial ryegrass can be daunting when all sales reps are saying they have the best.
Digital dermatitis, which left unchecked can lead to lameness, appears to be slowly increasing in New Zealand, says Neil Chesterton, Vet Education Transfer Services.
The plantain product Ecotain has been shown to reduce nitrate leaching from urine patches in dairy pastures by up to 90%, says Agricom product development specialist Allister Moorhead.
The next 10 years will require Waikato farmers to make a step-change in how they farm.
Milk cooling affects milk quality: the faster the milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality when it is collected from the farm.
New milk cooling regulations for all farm dairies will take effect on June 1, 2018. Fonterra explains to its farmer shareholders the need for milk collection temperature requirements.
Are you prepared for the new milk cooling regulations to take effect on June 1?
Dairy farming is not all about making money, say South Waikato farmers Stefan Goldwater and Bronwen Klippel.
New raw milk temperature standards, set by the Ministry of Primary Industries, will be mandatory for all dairy farms from June 1.
Pioneer forage specialist, Ian Williams, explains why backup feed as a risk control measure makes good economic sense.
The nutritional importance of adequate levels of selenium in dairy cows is well documented. However, confusion often occurs with recommendations of up to 10 times higher not being uncommon.
Animal health is a vital aspect of farm management to get right, and it starts right from birth.
We all know how hard it can be to attract quality staff, and how great it is when you find someone that works hard, knows their stuff and has the right attitude.
Waikato farmer Zach Mounsey (28) has been recognised as a “focused leader”, winning a prestigious New Zealand Young Farmers Excellence Award.
Farm veterinarians are struggling with the emerging health effects of long-term fodder beet use on dairy farms, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley.
‘You've made my day mate; the kids are coming back to the farm’. That was the reaction of a big dairy farmer who visited Andrew Fisher’s Eco Stock site with his kids last year.
LIC has launched a satellite-based pasture evaluation service, calling it a giant leap forward for pasture management.
Cows with healthy udders have less mastitis, produce more and are easier to milk.
Mastitis. We've all seen it and our cows continue to get it. It is undoubtedly the biggest animal health issue we face onfarm and costs the industry millions of dollars. But what exactly is mastitis?
The teat cup liner is the only component of the milking machine that comes into contact with the cow’s teat. It has a large influence on milking performance, udder and teat health.
We have all had to deal with milk quality issues onfarm at some stage in our farming careers – whether it be a freezing point grade or high bulk somatics on the first pick-up or perhaps an antibiotic scare during the season.