Wet spring weather is having “a huge impact” on the number of ‘dirty’ cows, says veterinarian Paul Daly, of Selwyn-Rakaia Vet Services, Dunsandel.
Heat stress in dairy cattle is probably the most overlooked seasonal problem here in New Zealand.
NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.
The Legacy Sale, dedicated to family and destined to give back, has done just that.
A joint venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and LIC is going strong 18 years after it was established with another six Holstein Friesian bulls being accepted into the LIC Sire Proving Scheme for the 2022-23 season.
Should twins born to ewe hoggets and grown out to heavy weights be retained as replacements and mated as ewe lambs?
The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.
Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic improvement of the commercial flock.
Dairy nutrition is about understanding the nutrient requirements of dairy cows at various stages of lactation and combining various feed alternatives to meet those needs in a cost-effective manner.
High quality milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season, according to Milligans Feeds.
In an industry first, a practical guide to help Australian goat producers recognise and manage goat diseases and ultimately boost biosecurity systems is now available.
Moving Day is the busiest time of the year for livestock movements.
Bacteria developing resistance is a potential risk any time we use antibiotics, so we need to focus on preventing and controlling infections to reduce the need.
Livestock researchers around the world can now remotely detect ryegrass staggers in sheep using on-animal sensors.
Late autumn is an ideal time to do a feed budget to help meet livestock performance targets and set up pastures for spring.
Despite the potential advantages of mating hoggets nationally, only about one third of these young ewes are put to the ram each year.
Dairy farmers are being encouraged to maintain the body condition of their rising three-year-olds as first-time calvers to help secure their longevity in the herd and maximise profitability.
A Fonterra directive that non-replacement calves from supplying farms enter a value stream from next year is a bold move, says William Morrison, Morrison Farming.
Otorohanga dairy farmer Mark Sanson admits he gets cow envy when he drives past the Waikato farm of a fellow Holstein Friesian breeder - but it won't be long until his own herd is the subject of many in admiring glance.
Gordon Levet is a Northland sheep farmer and ram breeder who has spent a lifetime breeding sheep for worm resistance and facial eczema (FE) tolerance. He began breeding for worm resistance in 1987, recognising that there was a genetic component to a sheep's ability to tolerate worms and this has shaped his thinking on the issue...
The Ovis Management programme, which works to promote control of sheep measles across New Zealand, has appointed a new project manager.
"Breeders working for breeders" is how Taranaki farmer Wayne Taylor describes a joint sire-proving venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and CRV.
A pair of Massey University students have developed game-changing technology that helps dairy farmers monitor their cow health remotely.
Livestock farmers are being urged to plan ahead for possible meat processing disruption due to Covid-19.