Paddocks are among a farmer’s biggest and most important assets but occasionally they need a makeover in the form of regrassing.
A Wairarapa dairy farm has adopted a unique calving pattern to boost milk production and maximise its livestock income.
Milk cooling affects milk quality. The quicker the milk is cooled after milking, the better the quality when it is collected from the farm.
The cleanliness of the milking system and the dairy is critical.
Bay of Plenty couple Andrew and Lynette Stuart are thankful for opting for a vat monitoring system.
Machine cleaning systems maintain milk quality by aiming to remove all milk residues from the plant and destroying any resident bacteria.
Fonterra is installing new milk vat monitoring systems to support their farmers’ production of high-quality milk and make the co-op’s milk collection more efficient.
Apart from Covid-19, there seems to be one topic that is dominating the farming media at the moment – freshwater and all the new rules and policies designed to protect it.
Gillian Saich from Invercargill is new to dairy farming and was thrilled when a dairy farmer offered her work experience on his farm.
The discovery of bovine tuberculosis in the Hawke’s Bay meant St. Peters School’s Owl Farm had to rethink this season’s heifer management strategy.
How important is clean water for cows?
A vat of milk, calving in full swing, and suddenly there is no power – a far from an ideal scenario for Whakatane sharemilker, Troy Doherty.
It may have not been three in a row, but one Manawatu farm has achieved a hat-trick of sorts after winning this year’s coveted Mahoe Trophy.
Halter claims to remove the need for fences, gates and even the farm dog.
The increased focus on utilisation of natural fertiliser is pushing technical development by manufacturers to deliver a wide range of nutrients to the paddock.
Four New Zealand farmers have been selected as finalists of the inaugural Zimmatic Sustainable Irrigation Awards.
The New Zealand Effluent & Environment Expo will be held in November.
A process that combines fertiliser and irrigation gives farmers control, says Graeme Pile, Fertigation Systems co-founder.
New regulations around effluent storage and discharge loom for the Otago region.
A midlife crisis and the desire for a new challenge were the catalysts for Nathan and Rosie Hughes’ switch to smaller herd dairy farming three years ago.
Widespread use of genetics for low-N dairy cows could result in a 20% reduction in nitrogen leaching in 20 years, says CRV Ambreed.
The NZ Hereford Association warns farmers not to persist in playing Russian roulette with “bush bulls”.
If you are a dairy farmer, the prosperity of your future lies in your heifers - the future of your herd.
In what is a significant shift forward in the animal welfare space, dairy farmers are more focused than ever on reducing the number of bobby calves leaving their properties.