Monday, 02 May 2016 12:55

Time to celebrate breeders

What does it take to breed a top bull?

Published in General News
Friday, 29 April 2016 10:55

Maximise pasture yield and feed the cow

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.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:46

Revolution has a long way to roll

On our farms, in our universities, research labs and factories, the dairy industry is in a transformation.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 18 April 2016 13:55

Jersey bulls make strong comeback

LIC's Jersey Premier Sires bulls have topped the national Jersey ranking of active sires (RAS) list, released this month.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:55

Camera technology trials underway

Camera imagery technology to get data on cows may soon be available on farm.

Published in General News
Saturday, 02 April 2016 15:55

Winners show how well it can be done

Geraldines sharemilkers Joe and Suz Wyborn are the supreme winners of the 2016 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Published in General News

Tough economic times are causing farmers to analyse every aspect of their business, right down to the performance of individual animals.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:55

Low payout erodes LIC’s profit

The low milk payout has dented farmer co-op LIC's half-year results.

Published in General News

Getting cows in calf well takes a year-round approach. The results achieved in the mating period are impacted by many factors earlier in the season or even in seasons gone by.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:56

Our 5-millionth cow, for the moment at least

Some major milestones for the dairy industry: it now has 5 million cows being milked and last season milk production hit a record 1.89 billion kgMS – up 3.6% on the previous season.

Published in General News
 

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