Displaying items by tag: animal health

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 13:55

Genetics could help combat FE

An outbreak of facial eczema (FE) on the West Coast is driving home the need for FE-tolerant genetics, according to a farmer.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 13:55

Calcium’s value boosted by supplement

An animal nutritionist is urging farmers to look deeper than body condition score for a true understanding of their cows' skeletons in assessing their health.

Published in Management

The eight organisations that formed a Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 are well advanced on a range of initiatives ensuring best practice handling and management of bobby calves.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:55

Help cows chill out

A cool cow in summer is a happy cow, says DairyNZ animal welfare team manager Chris Leach.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:55

Teeth grinding wears farmers down

A combination of unusual conditions has bothered sheep farmers Hamish and Alastair Craw on their Banks Peninsula farm, Longridge Agriculture Ltd, for 10 years, says Ravensdown.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 20 November 2015 14:11

Farmer fined $33,000 for sheep deaths

A Manawatu farmer got an expensive reminder about managing intestinal parasites in stock when he was sentenced for animal welfare offences in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:00

Think twice before pulling the trigger!

I had an email recently from a woman whose father was looking to get a dog to help him on his small block. 

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 15 June 2015 07:16

Swede answers slow to emerge

Nine months since reports of cows collapsing on swede crops in Southland, the exact cause of the casualties is still uncertain.

Published in General News
Friday, 12 June 2015 16:19

Get involved in fight against TB

The Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan is under review and farmers are urged to have their say.

Published in General News
Friday, 12 June 2015 14:12

US cows happy in compost

Cows can dance for joy or stretch right out in deep, peaceful sleep because of the comfort of compost-bedding pack barns, says Maury Cox of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council.

Published in Farm Health
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