There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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Two groups committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better cows.
Heat detection and getting cows back in calf has the potential for a marked effect on the bottom line of any dairy operation.
Commonly I hear farmers say, "Why bother with low cell count when there are no financial incentives from my dairy company to maintain a low bulk somatic cell count?"
An automated body condition scoring system for New Zealand-bred cows will be launched at National Fieldays next month.
Given the tough financial situation, it is time for dairy farmers to rely more on pasture production and to plan how to get more milk from fewer cows.