Farmers are reported to have joined a Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group at Rangiwahia to upskill the people in their businesses and boost their profitability.
Farmers will have to look at their fundamental farming systems if they are to meet future nitrogen leaching limits, claims DairyNZ science manager Dave McCall.
No one is more passionate about breeding better dairy cows than Ray Lawrence, Taranaki.
Otorohanga farmers Michael and Claire Newson have a passion for the quintessential New Zealand farm and family lifestyle.
Don't underestimate how much water your cows need.
An Irish farm systems researcher says any solutions that scientists come up with to solve problems must be simple and not create other problems.
When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.
Farmers need to ask themselves how often they have loaded onto a truck an animal they would not be happy eating, says Nuffield scholar David Kidd.
The jersey-cross beef business at his Whangarei Heads dairy farm is a sideline – but it is a valuable sideline, says Murray Jagger.
Mixer wagons, common for decades, take many forms: simple concrete mixer style, rotors with paddles, single or multiple horizontal augers, or the ever-increasing vertical auger concept.
A large calf rearer bought an $80,000 pasteurisation unit this year to protect his business from Mycoplasma bovis.
Mike and Debi Fichtl, of South Waikato, believe farm ownership is still an admirable, and achievable aim.
Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.
Assuming a goat’s nutritional requirements fit somewhere between that of sheep and cattle is a mistake.
All food producing industries are entering a period of increased consumer awareness.
Dairy technology company DeLaval has launched a colour coding system to help prevent chemical accidents on farms.
Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.
Sharemilkers Laura and Zach Mounsey are doing their bit to rebuild New Zealand’s Jersey herd.
A range of environmental moves by farmers across the country are starting to deliver results.
Predictions of a dry summer may make early weaning an attractive option for sheep farmers this year, provided they have high-quality legume-based forages available for their weaned lambs.
Veterinarians and farmers working together to improve stock performance must emphasise two aspects of hogget growth, say the authors of a guidebook published by Massey University Press.
An innovative approach to monitoring dairy farm effluent runoff is reaping rewards for farmers and the environment.
Good effluent management is a combination of a well-designed effluent system and processes for people, says DairyNZ.
CB Norwood Distributors will be at the Effluent Expo (November 27, 28) with its Pichon slurry tankers and pond stirrers.
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