A flexible milking regime adopted this season on the Lincoln University Demonstration Dairy Farm (LUDF) is going "surprisingly well', says the farm administrator Jeremy Savage.
At the end of lactation, dairy cows require a dry period that is sufficiently long to allow the udder tissue to repair and rejuvenate.
A new product has been launched that is said to increase soil productivity, improve nitrogen efficiency and in the end, profit per hectare.
Scientist Dr Bert Quin claims he has developed new fertiliser technology that will help minimise the environmental footprint on many farms.
Nesting birds are wreaking havoc when it comes to rural insurance, causing more than $4 million in claims over the last three years, says FMG.
The newly-appointed chair of sheep milk pioneer Maui Food Group says the company is embarking on a new stage of diversification and growth.
Wintering practices have changed on Robert Young's Southland farm over the past 10 years.
The decisions farmers make today to reduce excess nutrients will be reflected in water quality improvements in our river within five years, on average, finds new research from Our Land and Water.
Spring has sprung and with it comes an increased risk of nutrients leaving farms due to high rainfall, low pasture growth, lots of stock urine being deposited, soil compaction and pugging.
With mating season around the corner, there's no time for guesswork or getting herd nutrition wrong, according to GrainCorp Feeds' technical support manager Ken Winter.
By the middle of September, the grass silage making season will be well underway.
Gray and Marilyn Baldwin own 713ha south of Lichfield, near Putāruru.
The couple behind one of New Zealand's most sustainable farms are challenging other farmers to think three or four generations into the future when making decisions.
When planning a project it is important to be clear what current conditions exist, what information you need to collect to determine this and importantly a clear understanding of the goals you wish to achieve.
On-farm irrigation technology has evolved at a fast pace over the last two decades and farmers have both adopted and evolved with it and have helped it evolve, according to WaterForce.
Waikato dairy farmers may face challenges from pasture with low nutritional value as they head into spring and balance date approaches.
A hybrid auction platform launched during last year's Covid lockdown is allowing beef and dairy bull sales across the North Island to continue.
Bull breeders Hamish and Mary McRae list animal traceability as a top priority.
"There's no hanging round with this group," says Red Meat Profit Partnership Action Group facilitator Rob Macnab. "They know what they want to do and out role is to help make that happen."
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee in Canterbury is considering a pilot wetlands project which would aim to reduce nitrate, phosphorus, sedimentation and E. coli levels in local waterways, while improving biodiversity in the district.
After two seasons of extreme flooding, Taieri dairy farmer James Aitken says he is finally on track to have his best season ever.
The deer industry says it is reinforcing its commitment to animal welfare with the appointment of a leading specialist in farm animal welfare.
Seed company Barenbrug reckons its new tetraploid perennial ryegrass will benefit both farmers their animals.
Herbicide resistance is emerging as a serious and growing threat to New Zealand's food production, with recent surveys by scientists finding half or more of arable farms in some regions have weeds resistant to commonly and used herbicides.