The Holstein Friesian breed offers incredible diversity, says farmer Michelle Burgess.

For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this mating season.

MSD Animal Health vet Amanda Kilby.

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.

Cameron Marshall's research is showing promising results of using an animal-based solution to N leaching.

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.

Paul & Christine Frecklington with farm manager, Hayden Bishop.

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.

Sustainability of maize silage

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.

Animal health and welfare is a top priority as the dairy sector experiences dwindling magnesium supply.

Dairy farmers are facing a tight supply of magnesium due to Covid-19 related shipping delays.

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.

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.

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