Displaying items by tag: Breeding

Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

Indexes aim at breeding healthy cows

Dairy farmers wanting to produce healthier and more efficient animals can now make this part of their breeding programme, says herd management firm CRV Ambreed.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Getting heat detection right

New Zealand's seasonal dairy system brings a need to maximise the number of days in milk, and this season the pressure is greater than ever upon farmers to achieve that.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:26

Selling semen and loving it

IT'S THE stuff animal breeding sales representative dream of - selling 70,000 semen straws in a season.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:34

Can we breed better cows?

A LEADING geneticist says he thinks the breeding of cows could go further in New Zealand.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:27

Trials of sheep breeds

A PERENNIAL challenge for sheep breeders is knowing what market they are breeding for, a leading New Zealand sheep geneticist says.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 17 December 2012 12:08

UK biofuels influence NZ wheats

EXPECT TO see more soft feed wheats from European, notably UK, breeding programmes, growers at PGW's agronomy group field day last week heard.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 August 2012 10:43

Sheep breeders’ awards

Top performing New Zealand sheep breeders were recognised at the first-ever Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill last week.

Published in General News
Thursday, 23 February 2012 08:41

Book celebrates AI history

The history and impact of artificial breeding on the New Zealand dairy industry has, for the first time, been chronicled in a book which will be launched in Hamilton next month.

Published in General News
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