Heat stress has a big effect on reproduction, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
BVD is a viral disease of cattle with a big economic impact.
New Lincoln University research shows analysing a farmer’s personal characteristics is important when dealing with their anxiety.
Bull breeder Peter Maxwell manages a bull stud in central Auckland. Here's how he uses NAIT.
The code of welfare for dairy cattle has been amended to address behavioural needs and off-paddock systems, says the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).
If you’re selling or leasing bulls this spring, understand the risks and know the animal’s history of movements and health, says Manawatu beef farmer Richard Morrison.
As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases.
Farmers and global markets can depend on OSPRI, explains chief executive Steve Stuart.
Triple drench resistance is appearing at an alarming rate, particularly in the North Island. But it can be prevented by correct management.
A Massey PhD student known as the ‘worm detective’ for his work on sheep worms will represent New Zealand on a huge global stage in Germany in November.
Amanda Kilby, MSD animal health veterinarian, explains what Bovine Viral Diarrhoea is and how you can control it.
Improving the reproductive performance of a herd by getting more cows in-calf is a key way to cut farm emissions says Stephen Sing, Jersey Advantage member.
Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and sees farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier
Most farmers are well prepared for the new disbudding and dehorning regulations which will take effect on October 1.
In this season we are again asking a lot of our stock.
Most of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high performance animals, many of them sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing, says Ben Allot, North Canterbury Vets.
Changes in a farm’s land use or policies which result in it having mostly young livestock could be disastrous in promoting the development of drench resistance.
Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health, explains best-practice guidelines for treating cows with clinical mastitis.
Selecting the right genetics is no longer only for improving the economic output of a herd, says CRV Ambreed sales and marketing manager Jon Lee.
Tail pant has been shelved by a King Country farm — the first in New Zealand to try DeLaval’s automated cow heat detection.
The ‘Resilient Dairy’ research launched by LIC at National Fieldays in June is an “overdue but welcome initiative” because New Zealand is lagging in dairy genetics, says genetics company World Wide Sires.
Johne’s disease remains an issue for livestock farmers New Zealand-wide.
Good bull management means running adequate numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise the risk of injury to people and animals, says DairyNZ.
An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.
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