Mastitis is the result of complex interaction between bacteria, the farmer, the milking machine and the cow.
Clinical cases of mastitis are costly and significantly disrupt the milking routine.
For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this mating season.
The team at Alleva Animal Health claim to have developed a world-first formula specifically designed for weaned calves.
A biological product called Amplimune is helping with the worldwide fight against antibiotic resistance in livestock.
The same technology used to detect Covid-19 in wastewater is now being used to help dairy farmers manage Johne's disease in their herd.
CRV says it has sourced additional frozen sexed semen straws to cater for demand, as orders from farmers triple those from last season.
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the dairy industry's most significant infectious diseases, causing pregnancy loss, birth defects, reduced milk production and immune suppression.
Recently published research suggests that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in their early life.
Central Southland vet Andrew Roe reviews use of the long-acting vitamin B12 injection products, SMARTShot B12 and SMARTShot B12 plus SE, in the management of vitamin B12/cobalt deficiency with and without selenium deficiency in ewes and lambs.*
With docking - or tailing - underway in many areas, Beef+Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers about the new tail length requirements.
New Lincoln University pastoral livestock production lab research is defining how to get the maximum benefit from cows predisposed to urinate nitrogen (N), resulting in less leaching to waterways.
Otago dairy farmers Paul and Kyllee Henton are firm believers in the idea that New Zealand farmers are innovators.
A feed additive that reduces methane emissions in ruminants is poised for commercial launch in Australia - making it one of the first global markets to access the product.
A genomic selection tool that is helping New Zealand sheep farmers lift animal performance is getting a revamp.
New Zealand research and farmer practice shows that pasture-based dairy systems supported by maize silage can be highly profitable. I have written about this topic extensively in the past.
Jersey cows are not normally synonymous with high input systems, but one farming couple are proving that Jerseys can hold their own under any system.
As lambing and calving get underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to consider their carcase disposal options this spring.
A triple active oral drench for deer is now available.
Magnesium plays a vital role in the prevention of milk fever.
Dairy farmers are facing a tight supply of magnesium due to Covid-19 related shipping delays.
As we head into the latter half of the year, many farmers will be starting to think about mating season for their cows.
This mating season your objective will be to get as many cows in-calf, as early as possible.
Ospri has recently completed a 1080 aerial operation on New Zealand's biggest farm, Molesworth Station.