Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:55

Are your heifers reaching the correct weight?

The future reproductive and lactation performance of your herd relies on the optimal management of heifers from birth.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 06 December 2015 08:55

Ship sailed for Chinese heifer demand?

The recent slowdown in Chinese demand for live dairy heifers has many NZ exporters and traders questioning if the boom period is over.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 October 2015 15:00

Heifer grazing new in Taupo

A new dairy grazing site near Taupo will be focused on heifers, says the owner, Wairakei Pastoral Ltd.

Published in Management
Sunday, 27 September 2015 07:36

Train heifers in milking area before calving

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.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:44

Getting yearling heifers in calf

Yearling heifer mating is fast approaching: have you got it sorted? LIC asks. 

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 13 September 2015 10:00

Save on calf rearing

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.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:53

Big rewards in hitting heifer targets

It is costing dairy farmers an “awful lot of money” to have poorly grown heifers, says AgFirst consultant Gareth Baynham.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Heifer raising tips for graziers

Five new focus farms will give graziers knowledge and resources to help grow heifers better, and strengthen their relationship with dairy farmer clients.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Oz eyes 22,500 heifers for export

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:20

Good nutrition sets heifers up for life

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.

Published in General News

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