The six year trial showed ewe losses varying from 3.5 to 24.8% per annum.

Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe to survive as a productive animal until she is culled for age.

 
Top price at the sale was $5000 for a 10-year-old cow.

Meadowslea Stud Angus, at Fairlie, says its third annual production cow sale saw solid demand from stud and commercial buyers at its onfarm sale on May 1.

 
 
Geoff Gwyn.

An update meeting on Mycoplasma bovis in Hamilton earlier this month, threw up several questions, not least where were all the farmers?

Warm, wet weather creates perfect conditions for facial eczema (FE) and, given the right conditions, the risk of the disease could persist until May.

Traditionally, bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) has been considered a disease of cattle. But lately it has been found to cause infections in sheep, deer, alpacas, llamas and pigs. 

 

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