Researchers at Livestock Improvement Corp (LIC) are working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to piece together a genetic jigsaw of 15 million pieces.
Farm veterinarians are struggling with the emerging animal health effects of long-term fodder beet use on dairy farms, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley.
Liver fluke can cause major losses in production, often with few direct clinical signs evident, meaning that farmers don’t recognise the impact on their properties – particularly in bad fluke years.
A Massey University professor of animal welfare has been advising China’s animal production officials on raising their industry’s welfare standards.
New Zealand's reputation as a world leader in animal welfare has led to Massey University professor Craig Johnson being invited to join a group reviewing world standards on the subject.
A low-cost device designed to detect when cows are ovulating and ready to be inseminated has earned two Kiwi entrepreneurs a place among the finalists in the 2018 New Zealander of the Year awards.
New Zealand is internationally recognised for its well-founded and stringent animal welfare regulations. Yet, as reporter Peter Burke notes, cases of mistreatment of animals keep coming before the courts.
Dairy farmers and workers must take extra precautions because a newly discovered strain of leptospirosis is not covered by a vaccine.
The science underpinning New Zealand’s TBfree programme has earned an award for its researchers.
High temperatures and humidity are prompting questions about farm animals’ production, along with their welfare, AgResearch says.
Farmers in and around the Taihape /Hunterville regions of the North Island are being warned to watch for signs of facial eczema (FE).
Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profits, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is important for farmers.
The health and longevity of commercial ram teams is an area where farmers can spend a small amount of time and attention to make a big impact.
Leptospirosis is still severely under-reported, says a researcher of the disease.
The prospect of having to manage fly populations resistant to poisons is becoming a reality for more New Zealand farmers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wishes to set the record straight regarding the article titled ‘Imported semen fingered for M.bovis outbreak’ in Rural News October 24.
High yielding and palatable, fodder beet allows the wintering of large numbers of sheep in a small area and frees pasture elsewhere on a farm.
Sodden pastures could become a major feed issue for many lower North Island farmers even after the rain stops and growing conditions improve.
Lower replacement rates and higher body weight/lower stocking rates are the two most effective of five available ways of cutting dairy greenhouse gas emissions, a scientist has told a workshop for rural professionals.
Bad nutrition in working dogs could be jeopardising farmers’ profits, says the head of a New Zealand company that recently launched a new food for working dogs.
British vets says they are gravely concerned about the rise in animals killed without stunning.
Farmers are buying a deer velvet supplement to give their working dogs zest and longevity, claims the maker, Gevir, of Havelock North.
An animal health academic is urging best practice as a means of precluding the spread of disease.
Pain relief for disbudding cattle will be mandatory under new animal welfare regulations.