When it comes to balance it doesn't get better than the production of Friesians paired with the efficiency of Jerseys.
LIC Science Leader Bevin Harris has been recognised for his pioneering work in animal evaluation.
Spend time with staff and set clear expectations for the upcoming calving season.
This calving season, LIC is offering a BVD test for newborn calves to provide farmers with an early indication on the health status of their valuable replacement stock.
First shown on the Virtual Fieldays 2020 platform, the Tailpainter heat detection tool is now complemented by the Dairy Paint tallpaing range, which made it's debut at the 2021 physical event.
The first sixty days of a calf's life is crucial.
Cows close to calving, or springers, must be inspected frequently.
From early July, it will be all hands-on deck for award-winning dairy farming brothers Manoj Kumar and Sumit Kamboj as they start welcoming their first winter calves of the season.
A South Auckland dairy farmer has been fined $3,250 for unlawfully amputating the teats of seven cows using rubber rings as a tourniquet.
Herd improvement co-operative LIC says it is developing new methods to help farmers tackle facial eczema, a disease which is costing the dairy industry around $30 million in lost production each year.
Understanding the types of water features on your farm will help in making decisions to reduce the amount of contaminants reaching waterways.
A New Zealand company says it has bred the world's first team of bulls that all carry a dominant gene certain to breed heat tolerant cows.
A novel scientific approach which has identified a number of genetic variants impacting the health and wellbeing of New Zealand dairy cows has been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics.
This season, up to 10 cents of Fonterra suppliers' milk payments will be determined by the farm's sustainability credentials and milk quality.
Farmers importing stock onto their farm are being urged to have a quarantine drenching regime in place to further prevent the spread of triple drench resistance.
One of the country's most famous fathers has been recognised for his significant contribution to the dairy industry after siring more than 170,000 daughters for New Zealand farms.
Genetics will play a key role in helping farmers achieve a premium for their milk as part of Fonterra's new Co-operative Difference Payment.
In response to growing demand from dairy farmers, CRV says is has increased its offering of polled sires from 11 to 15.
When Shaun Gardner did his homework on full autumn calving last season, he realised he'd need every heat detection advantage.
Udders blowing out and poor suspensory ligaments are increasingly a concern for many dairy farmers who need their return on genetic investment to be evident in cows which last in the herd.
Moving farm or herd? Disease management agency OSPRI is ready to help with your NAIT and TB management obligations.
All feed management and supplementation in dairy cattle should be targeted at maintaining healthy rumen performance. Healthy rumen function is key to the success of every mileston the cow must achieve throughout the season.
Autumn calving farmers from around New Zealand are expected to attend a service bull sale on the outskirts of Huntly in early May - some in person, but most online.
Shelter is one of the first considerations when contemplating the purchase of a doe, according to the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association.