Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:51

Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes

Most of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high performance animals, many of them sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing, says Ben Allot, North Canterbury Vets.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 27 May 2016 10:55

FE will hit lambing percentages

Expect lambing percentages to be lower in many regions this year as the effects of a severe outbreak of facial eczema (FE) hit home.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:24

Productivity increases limit lamb crop fall

White the lamb crop is the lowest since 1953, sheep farmers have become much more productive, says Beef + Lamb NZ chief economist Andrew Burtt.

Published in General News
Saturday, 07 November 2015 16:00

Spring in step of sheep researchers

The sheep production research team at Massey University is busy this spring doing lots of studies on Massey University's agricultural experiment stations.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:32

Easy lambing with lambs that grow

Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha farm near Lawrence, Central Otago.

Published in Management
Sunday, 25 October 2015 09:23

Wairarapa stalwart returns to Southdowns

John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.

Published in Rural Life
Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:26

A true terminal sire that’s gone in a hurry

Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.

Published in Rural Life
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:56

Plan through El Nino

With predictions the El Nino will continue through summer, Ballance says now is the time to proceed with a pasture and stock feed programme.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:00

Massey research turns-up top lambing tips

Massey University's International Sheep Research Centre has for ten years researched top tips for lambing -- getting the most out of a sheep flock after a hard winter.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00

All the gear to raise lambing

Whether you have a ewe with a bearing, a ewe you want to take a lamb to, or a ram you want to use as a teaser – it can be harnessed, says Rurtec.

Published in Farm Health
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