Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) say continued investment in gene discovery and genetic analysis technology is allowing their farmer shareholders to improve cow production valued in the millions.
Ground-breaking collaborative research into improving dairy fertility genetics has been recognised in the annual Kudos Awards.
On many farms the level of mating success achieved is very much based on the quality of the feed.
Prior to the 1600’s the liver was considered to be the most important organ in the body, much more so than the heart and the brain.
The total number of TB-infected herds in Hawke’s Bay has risen to 20, following the recent reclassification of a new herd in the Waitara Valley.
A record number of farmers took part in the largest service bull sale in New Zealand – many from the comfort of their own homes.
A leading veterinarian says in his opinion farmers are doing a better job now than ever in regards to animal welfare.
Sophia Clark didn’t think she would end up a dairy farmer but a season milking Jersey cows showed her that a career in farming could deliver both a business and a lifestyle.
A New Zealand animal health company says it has developed a world-first formula specifically designed for weaned calves.
It is no secret that the reproductive performance of any herd is very closely associated with the overall financial outcome of the farming enterprise.
The key to a successful mating period starts with accurately determining when a cow is on heat.
Each year about 900 of LIC’s qualified AB technicians (AB techs) visit farms in their local area, artificially inseminating thousands of cows between September and January.
Mastitis is the inflammation of the mammary gland.
First calvers are more prone to mastitis than older cows. According to DairyNZ, farmers must choose a strategy that best suits their herd, farm team, and budget.
New Zealand farmers can now assess the potential impact and investment of plantain using OverseerFM.
BVD is a common but devastating viral infection of cattle in New Zealand, explains Dr Amanda Kilby.
A Waikato farmer has been fined $3,900 for not registering 152 cattle under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
Southland has reached a landmark zero cases of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis but the Government says this isn’t the time for complacency.
An 18-year-old dairy cow in North Canterbury has achieved a rare accolade.
Regenerative agriculture is gaining momentum in New Zealand pastoral farming, says Southland based humates company Southern Humates.
DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the joint decision three years ago to eradicate Mycoplamsa bovis was a difficult call.
Successful calf rearing starts at the beginning and getting it right will always be important in setting them up for the future, says calf feeder maker Stallion Ltd.
The better start a calf has in life, the better animal they will be in years to come.
The most common cause of scouring is nutritional scours, which happens when there is a change in diet or a diet that is inappropriate for the age group of calves.