Friday, 04 May 2018 10:55

Calm ewes equals more lambs

A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA). 

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:55

Reducing ewe deaths could save $28m annually

Reducing ewe mortality rates on farm by 2% could result in at least $28 million a year savings to the industry, says Kate Griffiths, at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University.

Published in General News

Can we predict how long a commercial ewe will last in a flock? Does hogget mating affect longevity? And do high-performing ewes die sooner?

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 04 December 2015 12:40

Prices under par, despite low lamb crop

While the lowest lamb crop in 60 years should support prices, the market is being swamped by other factors at present, says the ASB in its weekly commodities report.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:10

Sheep milk flows at Wairakei

Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden says his company plans to set up a second sheep milking farm on one of their properties near Taupo.

Published in General News
Sunday, 05 July 2015 09:44

Ewe output key to selection policy

At Mangarata Farm in Wairarapa they are selecting for ewes that will ‘bounce back’ after lambing and conceive twins each year.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:19

2015 Ewe hogget event

All are welcome to come along and support excellence in farming and acknowledge winners at the 2015 New Zealand Ewe Hogget awards dinner, to be held in Christchurch in early June.

Published in Farm Health
 

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