Saturday, 15 June 2019 08:55

Making small herd farming a team effort

Keith and Tracey Crawford began their dairy careers with big dreams of farm ownership, then still a highly achievable goal for a determined young couple.

Published in Management

A young couple, Will and Kirsten Rolton, in South Waikato, are on a path to farm ownership, supported by smaller herd farmers.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 July 2017 09:55

Herd management reduces lameness risk

Together with mastitis and infertility, lameness is one of the big three problems on many farms, says vet Neil Chesterton.

Published in Farm Health

Milking 80 cows, taking timber orders online, collecting duck eggs and hosting tourists are all in a day’s work for Te Awamutu farmer Graham Smith.

Published in Management
Friday, 16 June 2017 08:55

Sharemilking still a great option

Dairy farming has changed much in recent years and career progression is not as straightforward as it used to be.

Published in Management

The Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) conferences will be held in three North Island venues next month.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:07

Home-grown best for young farmer

Markus Woutersen has just begun his dairy career but his low cost operation is already attracting industry attention.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:55

Ready for a smashing conference?

The Small Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) conferences are back in 'town' again next week, in Waikato, Manawatu and on the West Coast.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:55

Winning the contest was a bonus

Te Pahu farmer Noldy Rust entered a pasture competition late last year only because the organisers were looking for more entries.

Published in Management
Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:00

Passion and innovation in smaller herds

This season many sharemilkers are questioning their decision to go dairy farming, but Northland sharemilker Gavin Hogarth has tried different career options and smaller herd farming is the one that suits him best.

Published in Management
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