Monday, 09 December 2019 08:41

Facial eczema – the hidden killer

Most of the damage caused by facial eczema (FE) is subclinical (no obvious external signs) and goes unnoticed until it’s too late, comments Agritrade.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 09 December 2019 08:37

Big drop in sheep measles

A big drop in sheep measles prevalence has occurred during the past 12 months.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 09 December 2019 08:36

Getting on top of a lousy problem

For strong wool sheep, lice infection is a nuisance more than a hefty financial cost. But, for fine wool sheep the financial toll is much greater. 

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:46

Killer sheep

A mate of the Hound recently attended an open day at the Spring Sheep Milk operation, held at Matangi in Waikato. At least 300 visitors showed up -- so lots of interest.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:55

Small profit for Wools NZ

The Wools of NZ board considers its 2019 financial outcomes to be satisfactory given “the first year as a fully commercial company, operating in a very challenging wool market”.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:55

Spring sheep products hit the shelves

Spring Sheep is now launching its products into the local market for the first time.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 November 2019 10:45

Scabby mouth a scourge, but treatable

Scabby mouth is also called contagious ecthyma, or contagious pustular dermatitis.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:55

Farming for more and better lambs

Cold spring weather is keeping a lid on pasture and lamb growth rates, so early weaning some lamb crop may be a good option.

Published in Management
Friday, 22 November 2019 08:55

Beef + Lamb puts money where its mouth is

A ‘model’ sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury is away and running, its founders say.

Published in Management
Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:55

Dairy sheep open day draws huge crowd

300 plus rurals turned up at the fifth annual Spring Sheep Co open day at Matangi near Hamilton.

Published in Agribusiness
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