Monday, 26 November 2018 12:47

Early weaning useful for dry summer

Predictions of a dry summer may make early weaning an attractive option for sheep farmers this year, provided they have high-quality legume-based forages available for their weaned lambs.

Published in Management
Monday, 19 November 2018 13:55

Achieving target weights in hoggets

Veterinarians and farmers working together to improve stock performance must emphasise two aspects of hogget growth, say the authors of a guidebook published by Massey University Press.

Published in Management
Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:55

Copper deficiency’s link to lameness

Every mating season, veterinarians are called to fresh calved heifers presenting with unexplained severe forelimb lameness. This could be down to copper deficiency. 

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 12 November 2018 12:33

Novel plumbing for Massey research farm

Massey University's sheep and beef research farm is to begin nutrient leaching research using underground water and nutrient collection.

Published in Management
Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:55

Millennials are the future of agri

Stand up and be counted millennials: that was the message from the winner of Massey University’s Agricultural Alumni Award, Bridget Hawkins, founder and chief executive of the agritech company Regen.

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 November 2018 07:55

Tourism and agri not in harmony

A report by the ANZ bank says New Zealand is failing to take full advantage of promoting our quality food to tourists to this country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 08:55

On the tip of their tongues

A Massey University PhD student has discovered a way to identify certain newborn dairy and beef-cross-dairy calves by the colour of their tongues.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:53

West Coaster wins media prize

Megan Robertson, from a dairy farm at Hari Hari, Westland was a joint winner of the Rural News Group sponsored visual media prize at the annual Massey University agricultural awards dinner last week. 

Published in General News
Saturday, 27 October 2018 09:55

Check ewes’ udders after weaning – study

An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:55

New hort degree for Massey

Plans are underway for a standalone bachelor of horticultural science degree course at Massey University. 

Published in General News
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