Displaying items by tag: feed

Thursday, 08 August 2019 12:55

Managing the biting reality of winter

DairyNZ talked to two Canterbury dairy farmers about how they look after their cows and the environment during the challenging winter.

Published in Management
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
Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:55

Cows thriving in carrot country

The Frew family in Ohakune have arguably the largest milking platform in New Zealand – some 4000ha – yet run only 700 cows. The question is why? Peter Burke explains.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:55

Feed pads worth their weight in concrete

Pioneer forage specialist Ian Williams on the many benefits of feed pads.

Published in Opinion

A new generation of organic selenium supplementation will be introduced into New Zealand this year, helping to solve NZ soil's issue of low selenium.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 03 May 2019 12:49

Better feed uptake, minimises wastage

Redpath explains how to efficiently feed cows in their dairy housing.

Published in Management

Grass silage begins to break down once exposed to air, making steps to reduce losses crucial.

Published in Management
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:31

Feeding out maize silage

Maize silage is a maize crop cut and ensiled in a stack or bunker; commonly used as a supplement to pasture in situations where cows would otherwise be underfed.

Published in Management
Friday, 26 April 2019 10:55

Building pasture cover levels

The long summer dry has meant many farmers are now focused on how they can increase pasture cover levels while still meeting cow condition score targets.

Published in Management