The challenge for Kiwi farmers to reduce herd size while maintaining or building production is generating an increase in demand for overseas genetics, says World Wide Sires.
Requiring that all dogs on sheep farms be treated every four weeks for sheep measles is a significant step in reducing the impact of the parasite, says Dan Lynch.
One of the greatest threats of our time, potentially on a scale larger than Covid-19, is antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.
A focus on cow condition helped Jessica Willis almost halve the not-in-calf rate on a dairy farm she managed for four years.
Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services, on why farmers shouldn't reduce feed without also destocking.
From next week it will become an offence to transport untagged animals.
A small, Auckland research firm is developing a more sensitive test for Mycoplasma bovis.
If milk fever is keeping you or your staff awake at night, you are not alone.
Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.
Breeding hoggets at eight months of age can improve a ewe’s lifetime productivity.
With winter around the corner, LIC says farm staff are busy tending to bulls to ensure they capture the vital semen needed for New Zealand’s dairy herd.
Identifying cows on heat used to be a time-consuming task on Owen and Cathy Copinga’s Southland dairy farm.
Decision making around dry off in spring calving herds has just got a whole lot tougher.
Body condition scoring (BCS) is a simple process. However, DairyNZ says it is important to calibrate the eye by first condition scoring cows “hands on” at the dairy.
OSPRI has suspended possum control operations in support of its TBfree disease eradication programme during the COVID-19 lockdown.
CRV Ambreed’s 2020 line up of bull graduates will provide New Zealand dairy farmers with genetic solutions to future proof their business, the company says.
While breeding hoggets can potentially increase the number of lambs weaned and income – it needs to be well managed to be successful.
Extreme weather conditions are increasing the twin risks of internal parasites and fly strike on sheep.
Strict hygiene standards on dairy farms will be an important part of long-term export market protection, say award-winning Waikato farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball.
A farmer group promoting Jersey cows says stock and semen sales indicate the breed is on the rise.
During the past three decades, there has been a marked shift from saturation, to low-volume dipping methods.
There is no “one-size fits all” approach when it comes to effective prevention and treatment of flystrike.
More accurate genetic evaluations, drawing on ten years of New Zealand and international research, will be available to dairy farmers from this month.
Cows and pasture are not the villains in climate change, but could instead be our saviours, says Hawke’s Bay farmer, soil scientist and consultant Phyllis Tichinin.