Friday, 09 August 2019 10:55

Preventing mastitis over calving

Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle and is a significant cause of losses on the dairy farm, explains Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 26 July 2019 14:55

Spring 2019 – are you ready?

With spring just around the corner for many, it is time to recap on some rather sobering facts that highlight the importance of being prepared for the busy season.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:39

MTF makes calf feeding a breeze

Bigger and better, says Stallion chief executive Grant Allen describing the company’s largest MTF mobile calf feeder, the Mixer Tanker Feeder.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:30

Transition period critical for stock

GrainCorp Feeds is offering dairy farmers advice on transition feeding for their calving season as a means of improving cow health and lifting milk production, reports general manager Daniel Calcinai.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:27

Be NAIT ready

If you are selling calves this winter, first register them in the NAIT online system, says Southland dairy farmer Nigel Johnston. 

Published in Management
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:25

Waste milk as a feed?

Waste milk has traditionally been fed to calves as it can’t be sent for supply. But is this a good idea? DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert investigates.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:13

Watch, crack down on scours

Scours is a nasty disease to watch for in calves.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:12

New-born need fresh colostrum

All calves, including bobbies, must get adequate fresh colostrum in their first 24 hours of life.

Published in General News
Friday, 12 July 2019 07:55

Good ways to get ready for calving

Three ways you can prepare for the onrush of the calving season will shore up your abilities, says DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:55

Plan, prepare well for calving

Achieving the best calving season requires good planning and preparation, says DairyNZ. Here's how to do just that.

Published in Farm Health
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