A Massey University professor of animal welfare has been advising China’s animal production officials on raising their industry’s welfare standards.
New Zealand's reputation as a world leader in animal welfare has led to Massey University professor Craig Johnson being invited to join a group reviewing world standards on the subject.
It is time to move away from whole-herd antibiotics to protect stock against mastitis at drying-off, says DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert.
Over the past 5 years following the banning of inductions, farmers have reacted by shortening mating periods to prevent a prolonged calving season.
A low-cost device designed to detect when cows are ovulating and ready to be inseminated has earned two Kiwi entrepreneurs a place among the finalists in the 2018 New Zealander of the Year awards.
New Zealand is internationally recognised for its well-founded and stringent animal welfare regulations. Yet, as reporter Peter Burke notes, cases of mistreatment of animals keep coming before the courts.
AgResearch says it has developed world-leading sensors to better understand how nitrogen is being excreted by cows, and so how best to tackle its effects on the environment.
Dairy farmers and workers must take extra precautions because a newly discovered strain of leptospirosis is not covered by a vaccine.
In general, all mammals use their own body reserves (fat and protein from body tissues) in early lactation, to meet the demands of milk production.
Farmers in and around the Taihape /Hunterville regions of the North Island are being warned to watch for signs of facial eczema (FE).
The science underpinning New Zealand’s TBfree programme has earned an award for its researchers.
About 1000 people will this month travel to New Zealand for three prestigious animal recording and genetics conferences.
High temperatures and humidity are prompting questions about farm animals’ production, along with their welfare, AgResearch says.
Australian dairy farmers can now add breeding to their ways of helping cows handle the heat.
With more women working in farming, more are contracting the disease leptospirosis, says the president of Rural Women NZ, Fiona Gower.
Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profits, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is important for farmers.
The health and longevity of commercial ram teams is an area where farmers can spend a small amount of time and attention to make a big impact.
Leptospirosis is still severely under-reported, says a researcher of the disease.
Pareora dairy farmer Peter Collins has paid tribute to the man at the centre of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in helping him set up his huge new dairy barn system.
The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.
AI technician Don Shaw (79) has been surrounded by dairy cows his entire life, bringing many calves into the world.
In the wake of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, one of New Zealand’s main bull semen suppliers is calling for an industry body to be set up to implement country-wide testing and biosecurity standards.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wishes to set the record straight regarding the article titled ‘Imported semen fingered for M.bovis outbreak’ in Rural News October 24.
The saying goes, you can’t have too much of a good thing, but that doesn’t always ring true.
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