Saturday, 22 August 2015 13:01

Calf rearing helps medic de-stress

For Len Pickett, working as a St John’s paramedic is the perfect complement to his “other career”, working as a commercial calf rearer, suggests the company that supplies him calf feed – Fiber Fresh.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 27 June 2015 14:17

Higher input systems can make money

Last month saw the release of the 2013-14 DairyNZ Economic Survey, which contains a wealth of data on the average physical and financial performance of 301 randomly selected owner-operator herds during the 2013-14 season. 

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:20

New look for feed company

GrainCorp Feeds, formerly BLM Feeds, will officially unveil its new-look at this year’s National Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

Published in Special Events

Cow don't know it’s Christmas, says Brian Larson, plant manager of JD Heiskell Ltd’s Pixley branch, a big feed mill in the major dairying region of Central Valley, California.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:49

Palm kernel plugs inevitable ME gap

Palm kernel extract (PKE) is a by-product of the palm oil industry in South East Asia.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:29

Drought takes its toll

Federated Farmers North Canterbury say farmers affected by the drought are facing a tough year ahead and will be struggling with some tough decisions.

Published in General News
Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:13

Laboratory testing of maize silage

Each year, from about this time until the end of June, I am often asked to help interpret the results of maize silage feed analyses. 

Published in Farm Health

Western Australian dairy farmers Ruth and Ian McGregor can only rely on pasture for five months of the season on their Chapman Hill farm, near Busselton, so each blade grown must be maximised.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:08

Off to a flying start

BEC Feed Solutions NZ can already teach its Australian big brother a thing or two in the dairy supplements side of its operations, after only one year in business.

Published in Agribusiness
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

Plan feed for cows carefully

Carefully consider feed planning decisions to keep cows in milk while maintaining their condition, advises DairyNZ.

Published in General News
 

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