Monday, 10 December 2018 10:43

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:32

Deer farmer no quitter

When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.

Published in Management
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:41

Genetics an answer to better FE tolerance

Facial eczema (FE) is a seasonal scourge, but genetic selection can help minimise the impact of this production-limiting disease in sheep.

Published in Farm Health

Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.

Published in Management
Thursday, 22 November 2018 10:55

Organic standards already here

Primary sectors need not create new standards for animal welfare, grass-fed, GMO and biodiversity because these are already part of existing organic standards, says Brendan Hoare.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:55

Cutting out shearing injuries

The wool industry wants a new online training tool to be used in every woolshed to reduce the injuries occurring in and around the sheds. 

Published in General News
Monday, 19 November 2018 13:55

Achieving target weights in hoggets

Veterinarians and farmers working together to improve stock performance must emphasise two aspects of hogget growth, say the authors of a guidebook published by Massey University Press.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 07:55

More sheep milk needed

Maui Milk chairman Paul McGilvary says the company needs more sheep milk to meet market demand and achieve processing efficiency.

Published in General News
Saturday, 27 October 2018 09:55

Check ewes’ udders after weaning – study

An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 26 October 2018 11:55

Huge leap forward for sheep genetics

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) Genetics has launched a $5 million genetic evaluation system said to be a transformative step for the sheep industry. 

Published in Management
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