Mastitis is the result of complex interaction between bacteria, the farmer, the milking machine and the cow.
Clinical cases of mastitis are costly and significantly disrupt the milking routine.
For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this mating season.
The team at Alleva Animal Health claim to have developed a world-first formula specifically designed for weaned calves.
CRV says it has sourced additional frozen sexed semen straws to cater for demand, as orders from farmers triple those from last season.
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the dairy industry's most significant infectious diseases, causing pregnancy loss, birth defects, reduced milk production and immune suppression.
New Lincoln University pastoral livestock production lab research is defining how to get the maximum benefit from cows predisposed to urinate nitrogen (N), resulting in less leaching to waterways.
Otago dairy farmers Paul and Kyllee Henton are firm believers in the idea that New Zealand farmers are innovators.
Jersey cows are not normally synonymous with high input systems, but one farming couple are proving that Jerseys can hold their own under any system.
New Zealand research and farmer practice shows that pasture-based dairy systems supported by maize silage can be highly profitable. I have written about this topic extensively in the past.
Magnesium plays a vital role in the prevention of milk fever.
Dairy farmers are facing a tight supply of magnesium due to Covid-19 related shipping delays.
As we head into the latter half of the year, many farmers will be starting to think about mating season for their cows.
This mating season your objective will be to get as many cows in-calf, as early as possible.
Ospri has recently completed a 1080 aerial operation on New Zealand's biggest farm, Molesworth Station.
A Taranaki couple, who breed top Jersey bulls for CRV, have won a prestigious award for the second year running.
New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).
When you hear the word epidemiologist these days you might think of the experts who are figuring out how to tackle Covid-19.
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.