Warm wet weather in many areas of the country creates the perfect conditions for the production-limiting diseases flystrike and facial eczema (FE).
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) say continued investment in gene discovery and genetic analysis technology is allowing their farmer shareholders to improve cow production valued in the millions.
Scabby mouth is common and the infection rate in some sheep flocks can be as high as 90%.
A promising new test for Johne’s disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.
Ground-breaking collaborative research into improving dairy fertility genetics has been recognised in the annual Kudos Awards.
Sheep farmers should be investing in proven, worm resistant genetics this breeding season to future proof their businesses’ bottom lines.
Prior to the 1600’s the liver was considered to be the most important organ in the body, much more so than the heart and the brain.
On many farms the level of mating success achieved is very much based on the quality of the feed.
The total number of TB-infected herds in Hawke’s Bay has risen to 20, following the recent reclassification of a new herd in the Waitara Valley.
Ill thrift is a term used to describe when stock grow at a slower growth rate than expected, given their feed allocation.
Dannevirke dairy farmer Tania Cresswell manages her parents’ 55ha dairy farm at Papatawa, milking 160 predominately Holstein Friesian cows.
As ram buying season gets underway, Beef+Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers in at-risk areas to consider including Facial Eczema (FE) resistance in their selection criteria.
A record number of farmers took part in the largest service bull sale in New Zealand – many from the comfort of their own homes.
A leading veterinarian says in his opinion farmers are doing a better job now than ever in regards to animal welfare.
Sophia Clark didn’t think she would end up a dairy farmer but a season milking Jersey cows showed her that a career in farming could deliver both a business and a lifestyle.
At a time of depressed wool prices, more and more sheep farmers are looking at reducing costs – such as shearing and parasite control.
There's been a spike in recent weeks of people appearing before the courts on charges of mistreating farm animals.
A New Zealand animal health company says it has developed a world-first formula specifically designed for weaned calves.
New Zealand owned and operated company Alleva Animal Health is claiming a series of world-firsts with four new drench formulas that come together in a drench programme for cattle.
As this season’s lamb crop hits the ground, farmers are being urged to make an internal parasite management plan for the coming season.
BVD is a common but devastating viral infection of cattle.
It is no secret that the reproductive performance of any herd is very closely associated with the overall financial outcome of the farming enterprise.
The key to a successful mating period starts with accurately determining when a cow is on heat.
A local vet recruitment agency says the vet shortage situation in the country is getting more dire by the day.