Dam of 520057 Bells Pierce.

When it comes to balance it doesn't get better than the production of Friesians paired with the efficiency of Jerseys.

For the sake of convenience and efficiency, tissue sampling calves for the BVD test can be combined with tagging or disbudding.

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.

A new tool has been launched to make heat detection easier.

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.

A South Auckland farmer was convicted for amputating the teats of seven cows.

A South Auckland dairy farmer has been fined $3,250 for unlawfully amputating the teats of seven cows using rubber rings as a tourniquet.

LIC is developing a milk based diagnostic test to give farmers early insight into the facial eczema status of their herd before clinical signs are apparent.

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.

The amount of nutrients, sediments and bacteria reaching a water body will depend on catchment features.

Understanding the types of water features on your farm will help in making decisions to reduce the amount of contaminants reaching waterways.

LIC Chief Scientist Richard Spelman says these discoveries reinforce the importance of continued investment in gene discovery and genetic analysis technology.

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.

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.

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.

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