Good farm records have helped to relieve a South Island farming business of some of the effects of getting through a Mycoplasma bovis infection, reports FarmIQ Systems Ltd, a software company.
A grass-only farm can be as profitable as a farm using imported feed, according to a study in Northland.
The world is seeing the effects of poor planning for the effects of climate change on water infrastructure, says IrrigationNZ chief executive Andrew Curtis.
A new farm management platform allows dairy farmers to manage their effluent, water and fertiliser all in one place.
Nutrient efficiency is vital to Ravensdown as a component of smarter farming -- good for the bottom line and the environment.
As years go, 2017 was dramatic.
The next 10 years will require Waikato farmers to make a step-change in how they farm.
A recent review commissioned by DairyNZ may surprise you at the effectiveness of wetlands in preventing contaminants from reaching waterways.
Choosing the correct perennial ryegrass can be daunting when all sales reps are saying they have the best.
Digital dermatitis, which left unchecked can lead to lameness, appears to be slowly increasing in New Zealand, says Neil Chesterton, Vet Education Transfer Services.
The plantain product Ecotain has been shown to reduce nitrate leaching from urine patches in dairy pastures by up to 90%, says Agricom product development specialist Allister Moorhead.
The steps that lead to good business are the same as those that lead to good health and safety practices, says Al McCone, sector leader for agriculture at WorkSafe New Zealand.
Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Milk cooling affects milk quality: the faster the milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality when it is collected from the farm.
This Māori saying is important to us all in the dairy industry: we will not succeed without our people.
The new hazardous substances regulations introduced on December 1, 2017 protect the health and safety of employers, workers and the people in a workplace.
Getting good staff is a big challenge faced by dairy farming businesses. But are we doing enough as employers to create environments where good people want to work?
A Northland dairy farmer says using farm management software is helping him drive profitability.
Are you prepared for the new milk cooling regulations to take effect on June 1?
New raw milk temperature standards, set by the Ministry of Primary Industries, will be mandatory for all dairy farms from June 1.
New milk cooling regulations for all farm dairies will take effect on June 1, 2018. Fonterra explains to its farmer shareholders the need for milk collection temperature requirements.
Pioneer forage specialist, Ian Williams, explains why backup feed as a risk control measure makes good economic sense.
Dairy farming is not all about making money, say South Waikato farmers Stefan Goldwater and Bronwen Klippel.
The nutritional importance of adequate levels of selenium in dairy cows is well documented. However, confusion often occurs with recommendations of up to 10 times higher not being uncommon.
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