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Feed issues are the big focus for dairy farmers in Northland as the region tries to recover from the double whammy of a severe drought and, latterly, major flooding.
Feed company GrainCorp claims its new blending facility in Timaru will give South Island farmers more choice and flexibility when choosing feed product for animals.
Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops.
Severe feed shortages in parts of the country mean many ewes are on a nutritional knife-edge heading into lambing and could be at risk of developing metabolic disorders.
Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.
Dairy farmers Sietze Feenstra and Simone Bouwmeester are enthusiastic about the future of wintering dairy cows on crop.
Farmers in many regions are experiencing feed shortages and are being encouraged to plan for their stock needs and seek help if required.
Combatting protein deficiency is important in lactating cows, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.