Friday, 11 December 2015 15:55

Feed focus pays off in Oz

Australian dairy farmers Casey and Bonnie Taylor are noticing the difference after changing their cows' diets from Freddo Frogs and low G.I. bars.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 10:57

Supplement break-even price drops

The break-even cost of supplementary feed is 3.5% of the milk price, says DairyNZ principal scientist John Roche.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 15:30

Trial on alternatives to importing feed

A new trial at the Northland Agricultural Research Farm near Dargaville is looking at alternatives to importing feed.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 13:24

Silage: quality in equals quality out

Quality silage is a stable feed made from quality pasture preserved in the absence of oxygen by quality fermentation to minimise any loss of feeding value, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Friday, 11 September 2015 16:00

PKE now trucked from Wellington

Palm Kernel expeller (PKE) is now being imported directly to Wellington from this month.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 10 September 2015 16:00

Grass always wins

Nothing competes with grass when it comes to cost effective feed. But when grass supply is short, ProGibb SG is the next best thing, says Farmlands Manawatu field manager Mike McLean.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:00

Feed colostrum soonest – the clock is ticking

This month we focus on the timing and methods of feeding of colostrum and how this affects the absorption of vital antibodies. 

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:17

Chicory as summer crop

One response to tight economic circumstances for many dairy farmers is to look at reducing the amount of feed they buy in for their cows, says fertiliser co-op Ravensdown.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:00

Precious grass

The dairy industry’s ongoing volatility coupled with a cold wet winter in many parts of the country has highlighted the real value of New Zealand’s pasture based system.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 05:30

Fat and less fart

New feeds that make cows less flatulent are a discovery that could truly save the world.

Published in Milking It
 

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