Mark and Debbie van Beek.

A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast dairy farm. 

 
Minister for Primary Industries Damien O’Connor will take part in a Q&A session at the Effluent Expo.

Timely advice from respected experts will feature in regular seminars during the two-day Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek Events Pavilion on November 27 and 28.

 
Pichon slurry tanker.

CB Norwood Distributors will be at the Effluent Expo (November 27, 28) with its Pichon slurry tankers and pond stirrers.

Fonterra must get high quality milk from suppliers to turn into high quality food products.

We have all had to deal with milk quality issues onfarm at some stage in our farming careers — whether it be a freezing point grade or high bulk somatics on the first pick-up or perhaps an antibiotic scare during the season.

Milk not cooled as the rules require must be withheld from supply.

MPI says a farm dairy must act to correct milk cooling performance if data show the milk is not being cooled within the required parameters. 

More farmers have asked this year about CRV Ambreed’s LowN sires, as they aim to start breeding for lower milk urea nitrogen concentration (MUN), says product manager Peter van Elzakker.

Making high-quality pasture silage should not be difficult, but it must be viewed as a supplementary feed, rather than just a necessity to manage pasture. 

As the dairy season starts to peak it’s not only a busy time for farmers, but also those who support them – such as the milk tanker drivers.

Maximising milking efficiency need not compromise animal health. In fact, many improvements to milking efficiency also help to improve udder health and milk quality.

 

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