The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated.
David Dymock, livestock technical advisor with MSD Animal Health covers best practice insertion of dry cow therapy and teat sealants.
Taking a she’ll-be-right attitude to leptospirosis is no longer good enough, says an international expert on leptospirosis, Associate Professor Jackie Benschop, of Massey University.
Most of New Zealand has just been through yet another long dry spell which has translated to poor feed supply and quality for both the girls in herd and R2’s arriving home.
Vets NZ-wide are gearing up to help farmers comply with new rules on using local anesthetic while removing horn tissue from cattle.
The rate of improvement in dairy genetics is not keeping pace with technology, says World Wide Sires.
David Dymock, livestock technical advisor with MSD Animal Health, on how best to manage your herd at dry-off.
Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.
Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed claims its 2019 bulls offer farmers great options.
An update meeting on Mycoplasma bovis in Hamilton earlier this month, threw up several questions, not least where were all the farmers?
Now is the time for dairy farmers to develop a pasture ‘road map’ to ensure they have enough feed to take their farms through calving to the balance date in mid-September.
Jersey cows' higher pregnancy rates offer clear economic benefits by lowering replacement rates.
Are your cows getting enough calcium?
DNA parentage testing is more accessible to dairy farmers thanks to the launch last month of CRV Ambreed’s revitalised DNA parentage testing service.
Range in body condition score (BCS) is as important as average BCS at calving on New Zealand dairy farms, according to DairyNZ.
Drying off is the single most important event of the year for managing mastitis in your herd.
Pneumonia and pleurisy in sheep can be costly, but you can take steps to prevent it.
A new online tool is part of the quest to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
Focus on the ewes with a lower body condition score (BCS).
Water tests on Tatuanui farmer Johan Van Ras’ farm confirmed his worst fears: quality wasn’t up to scratch.
Food Conversion Efficiency is often misunderstood and overlooked, despite its role in profitability.
A Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) decision to use all AI and no bulls for mating has given “mixed” results and looks like it will be a short-lived experiment.
A closer watch will be kept on the NAIT accounts of farmers and NAIT users who choose not to record or confirm livestock movements, warns OSPRI.
Don't balls-up your ram selection is sage advice for farmers about picking sires as mating time approaches.
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