There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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The future reproductive and lactation performance of your herd relies on the optimal management of heifers from birth.
The recent slowdown in Chinese demand for live dairy heifers has many NZ exporters and traders questioning if the boom period is over.
A new dairy grazing site near Taupo will be focused on heifers, says the owner, Wairakei Pastoral Ltd.
It takes about two weeks for heifers to get to know the milking area, entry and exit routes, and to establish a quiet, reliable routine.
Animal nutrition company SealesWinslow says weaning calves from milk when they reach 65kg could add to the bottom line if a good value meal and pasture is added to the diet early on.
It is costing dairy farmers an “awful lot of money” to have poorly grown heifers, says AgFirst consultant Gareth Baynham.
Five new focus farms will give graziers knowledge and resources to help grow heifers better, and strengthen their relationship with dairy farmer clients.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRY farmers will benefit from the Sri Lankan Government’s plan to boost its domestic milk production by importing 22,500 dairy heifers from Australia.
WITH THE FIRST mating season for heifers coming up rapidly, good nutrition not only has a major role to play in getting replacement stock up to live weight targets, but also in the cow's productive future, says Balance Agri-Nutrients.