NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.
Should twins born to ewe hoggets and grown out to heavy weights be retained as replacements and mated as ewe lambs?
The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.
Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic improvement of the commercial flock.
Livestock researchers around the world can now remotely detect ryegrass staggers in sheep using on-animal sensors.
Late autumn is an ideal time to do a feed budget to help meet livestock performance targets and set up pastures for spring.
Despite the potential advantages of mating hoggets nationally, only about one third of these young ewes are put to the ram each year.
Gordon Levet is a Northland sheep farmer and ram breeder who has spent a lifetime breeding sheep for worm resistance and facial eczema (FE) tolerance. He began breeding for worm resistance in 1987, recognising that there was a genetic component to a sheep's ability to tolerate worms and this has shaped…
The Ovis Management programme, which works to promote control of sheep measles across New Zealand, has appointed a new project manager.
A pair of Massey University students have developed game-changing technology that helps dairy farmers monitor their cow health remotely.
Livestock farmers are being urged to plan ahead for possible meat processing disruption due to Covid-19.
Johne's Disease is a chronic, contagious and sometimes fatal infection of cattle, sheep, deer and goats.
Conditions are ripe for facial eczema to become a problem for dairy farmers in the coming weeks, says James Allen, AgFirst.
Drenching routines are well underway for many lamb finishers.
Early weaning of lambs can be a valuable management tool that can advantage both ewes and lambs.
A regulation restricting any shortening or removal of tails came into effect from 1 October 2018.
Federated Farmers says any increases in the NAIT levy must achieve an accurate and userfriendly system.
It is turning out to be almost the perfect summer for flystrike.
A warning has been issued to farmers about the dangers right now of both facial eczema and flystrike.
MPI says its push on NAIT compliance is paying off with almost 90% of livestock farmers meeting their obligations in 2021.
Continuing poor returns for crossbred wool coupled with the emergence of triple drench resistance is driving an increasing number of sheep farmers to consider making the shift to low-input, no-shear Wiltshires.
AgResearch scientists' work to successfully breed low methane emitting sheep has the potential to help all NZ livestock farmers lower their carbon footprint.
Facial eczema (FE) is a disease which causes lowered production, skin irritation and peeling and sometimes death.
Around 5% of ewes in New Zealand have problems with their udders (udder defects).