From December, new enhancements to the national animal genetic evaluation system will benefit Kiwi dairy farmers when they are selecting bulls.
A total of 34 graduate vets will be placed in rural areas this year, from Northland to Southland, through the Government's Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians (VBS).
A recent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the livestock sector were unprepared to tackle a large scale response.
A review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found it is on track to eradicate the disease from New Zealand - a world-first.
While advancements in technology has put information at our fingertips, filtering and finding the right information can be challenging.
Early results from a study investigating ways of managing triple drench resistance in an intensive lamb finishing system reinforces the importance of regular FECRT for both breeders and finishers.
A new concept designed to help manage parasite resistance to drenches in New Zealand has been launched.
A recent study by AgResearch suggested that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in early life. However, supplier of milk replacers AgriVantage argues that there is plenty of other research around to dispute the conclusion of this study.
Boehringer Ingelheim says it will stop manufacturing locally-produced livestock ruminant products in New Zealand by late 2022 - ending more than 50 years of local production.
A Hawera farmer is one of several farmers who has recently been convicted for failing to register his animals under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
A biological product called Amplimune is helping with the worldwide fight against antibiotic resistance in livestock.
The same technology used to detect Covid-19 in wastewater is now being used to help dairy farmers manage Johne's disease in their herd.
Recently published research suggests that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in their early life.
Central Southland vet Andrew Roe reviews use of the long-acting vitamin B12 injection products, SMARTShot B12 and SMARTShot B12 plus SE, in the management of vitamin B12/cobalt deficiency with and without selenium deficiency in ewes and lambs.*
With docking - or tailing - underway in many areas, Beef+Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers about the new tail length requirements.
A feed additive that reduces methane emissions in ruminants is poised for commercial launch in Australia - making it one of the first global markets to access the product.
A genomic selection tool that is helping New Zealand sheep farmers lift animal performance is getting a revamp.
As lambing and calving get underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to consider their carcase disposal options this spring.
A triple active oral drench for deer is now available.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics' Low Input Sheep Progeny Trial is identifying the genetics that will future-proof this country's sheep industry.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics' Low Input Sheep Progeny Trial is identifying the genetics that will futureproof this country's sheep industry. In part one of this two-part series, we take a look at how the trial is set up and the focus on dags.
Early results from a pilot study investigating the potential for a laboratory test to determine facial eczema (FE) tolerance are positive, paving the way for more detailed investigation.
A test to detect Johne's Disease and pregnancy from a single milk sample in cattle is being developed.
Livestock can be stressed in many situations - adverse events being no exception.