With warmer weather bringing on forage maize crops in leaps and bounds, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers and growers to keep watch for velvetleaf.
A feeding system developed for herringbone dairy sheds by Tuakau-based PPP Industries is now ready for prime time, says general manager Nick Morison.
Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.
Feed shortages happen every summer. Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains some options to fill the feed gap.
A leading once a day (OAD) farmer says her farm is set to have a record year thanks to a combination of favourable circumstances – especially the weather.
A sudden low payout in their first year sharemilking was a shock for Simon and Aimee Player, reports LIC.
A Christchurch company has won a major technology contest with a satellite-based remote sensing solution that could monitor the water quality of every lake globally.
Irish slurry handling specialist Abbey Machinery is working to get more value from slurry. Business development manager international, Michael O’Grady explains.
Farm manager Bryan Mitchell describes as brilliant the SCADAfarm systems that allow him to remotely monitor and manage the irrigation of his 300ha of leased grazing land near Kirwee.
Dairy farmers are realising that having significant on-farm effluent storage can have many advantages.
Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.
Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.
A positive report reiterates that Mycoplasma bovis eradication is feasible.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.
When is it too late to plant maize? Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains.
Dairy farmers planning to upgrade or install new milk cooling plant must think long-term rather than install a ‘bare minimum’ system.
A new Freezflow Icebanks system from Total Refrigeration, which snap chills milk to the required temperature, has brought a Dargaville dairy farmer some peace of mind, he says.
Milk cooling is consistently a focus of regulators and customers, says Fonterra.
Milk cooling affects milk quality. The faster the milk is cooled after milking, the better its quality when it is collected from the farm.
A new strategy is in place for the upcoming Effluent and Environment Expo in Waikato.
The next era of farming will start with taking full advantage of data, says LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
Taranaki ‘people power’ is modelling how all Kiwis should get out there and do stuff, says the regional council.
Good silage making is a fine art, explains Chris Balemi, managing director of Agvance Nutrition.
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) is undergoing a digital transformation in the cloud, says chief executive Wayne McNee.