For some, Moving Day not only involves shifting a household of belongings, but it also involves relocating farm equipment and animals.

Moving Day is a big day in the farming calendar and requires good planning and communication to ensure success.

UK chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss (middle) with NZ Special Agricultural Trade envoy Hamish Marr (left) and Paul Crick on his sheep, beef and deer farmer in the Wairarapa.

Females are dominating the veterinary profession worldwide and many farmers are welcoming this change in the composition of the profession, says Britain's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) Professor Christine Middlemiss.

Allowing cows to eat at a set feeding pad helps to ensure that all animals have access to the same amount and quality of feed.

In New Zealand, every dairy farmer worth their salt knows just how important it is to look after the welfare of their animals. The health of the herd directly impacts profit margins, which, in turn, determines the viability and sustainability of the farm.

The data, collected from LIC’s MINDA software, showed that at 22 months, heifers on average are around 4-5% below MINDA guidelines.

Dairy farmers can easily track the performance of their replacement heifers and ensure they reach their genetic potential.

Vet Nathan Back.

A vet is calling for all animals to be vaccinated against a new strain of leptospirosis (lepto) discovered on New Zealand dairy farms in recent years.

Warren and Michelle Ferguson milk 220 cows at Ferdon Genetics on 92ha at Otorohanga.

One of New Zealand’s deepest breeder Jersey herds – known for its enduring connection through cattle with the UK’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II – will host its 75th anniversary celebration sale on-farm on April 22.

A Waikato cattle farming family have been fined $23,000 for failing to provide sufficient food and care for their animals.

A Waikato cattle farming family have been fined $23,000 for failing to provide sufficient food and care for their animals, resulting in more than half a dozen animal deaths.

Trial results showed there was a reduction of up to 57% in drench use without any negative effects on the productivity of winter lambs.

An initial trial of an app, funded by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, has demonstrated significant results in reducing drench inputs during a small-scale study.

The numbers suggest the cow families on offer at the upcoming Busybrook Holsteins sale in North Otago are as good as you’ll find anywhere.

MSD Animal Health New Zealand has partnered with Agrecovery in New Zealand’s first pilot to recycle SenseHub Dairy Collars (previously known as Allflex Collars) used by its dairy farmer clients.

Analysis by Dunedin-based Techion New Zealand shows the cost of undetected drench resistance in sheep has exploded to an estimated $98 million a year.

Over the last 13 years, Southland dairy farmers Caleb and Paula Hamill have worked hard to realise their dream of farm ownership.

Amid reports of an increase in the number of parvovirus cases, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is calling on dog owners to prioritise essential vaccinations.

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