The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
Farmers will be able to administer a local anaesthetic for disbudding or dehorning, if they are trained, when new regulations come into force on October 1, 2019, says NZ Veterinary Association chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.
Strains of the helicobacter bacteria, which live in the stomach, are now believed a possible cause of abortion in ewes, following MPI investigations.
Younger dairy farm workers newer to the industry but working closely with their veterinarians are more likely to use pain relief on dairy cattle on farms, a survey has shown.
A UK expert has warned that less-than-ideal onfarm biosecurity in NZ could lead to a more widespread outbreak in the event of a serious animal disease epidemic here.
Coca-Cola entering the market by buying a dairy company should worry Fonterra, says KPMG's global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.
The NZ Veterinary Association and the Ministry for Primary Industries are warning farmers to be even more alert for facial eczema with the forecasted strong El Nino conditions.
Vets are encouraging farmers to prepare for a dry summer and to figure out how best to manage livestock through this time.