Effective and accurate drenching is important for animal health and productivity. It needs strategic decision making and should be part of a parasite management plan.
Of all the projects Massey University's School of Agriculture has been involved in over the years, it's never had such interest as it has in its Wiltshire breeding programme.
A novel scientific approach which has identified a number of genetic variants impacting the health and wellbeing of New Zealand dairy cows has been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics.
This season, up to 10 cents of Fonterra suppliers' milk payments will be determined by the farm's sustainability credentials and milk quality.
Artificial breeding will play a role in accelerating the transition of a proportion of Beef + Lamb New Zealand's (B+LNZ) commercial ewe flock to a low methane emitting flock.
Farmers importing stock onto their farm are being urged to have a quarantine drenching regime in place to further prevent the spread of triple drench resistance.
One of the country's most famous fathers has been recognised for his significant contribution to the dairy industry after siring more than 170,000 daughters for New Zealand farms.
Genetics will play a key role in helping farmers achieve a premium for their milk as part of Fonterra's new Co-operative Difference Payment.
In response to growing demand from dairy farmers, CRV says is has increased its offering of polled sires from 11 to 15.
When Shaun Gardner did his homework on full autumn calving last season, he realised he'd need every heat detection advantage.
Udders blowing out and poor suspensory ligaments are increasingly a concern for many dairy farmers who need their return on genetic investment to be evident in cows which last in the herd.
An emerging drench resistance issue has been identified on Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Future Farm Lanercost in North Canterbury and a holistic plan is being put in place to protect future livestock productivity.
Farmers rate facial eczema (FE) in their top three animal health concerns, yet there is currently no new research being undertaken to combat the problem.
The interest in the self-shedding Wiltshire sheep has prompted Massey University to run a special field day at their Riverside farm near Masterton on 1 June.
Moving farm or herd? Disease management agency OSPRI is ready to help with your NAIT and TB management obligations.
All feed management and supplementation in dairy cattle should be targeted at maintaining healthy rumen performance. Healthy rumen function is key to the success of every mileston the cow must achieve throughout the season.
New animal welfare regulations come into effect on 9 May. These will affect many common procedures carried out on farms, such as tall docking and treatment of bearings.
Bioeconomic modelling, published by Massey University PhD student Lydia Farrell in 2020 and more recent work by the team, has shown that adding hogget breeding to a North Island hill country property would increase cash operating surplus.
Autumn calving farmers from around New Zealand are expected to attend a service bull sale on the outskirts of Huntly in early May - some in person, but most online.
Shelter is one of the first considerations when contemplating the purchase of a doe, according to the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association.
Worms are probably the biggest health problem for goat farmers.
Stock expansion and management tweaks are on the cards for a couple of Waikato dairy sheep farmers coming to the end of their milking season.
CRV New Zealand says its latest bull team offers more than just high index.
CRV is encouraging dairy farmers to carefully consider the bulls they select for mating this season to help them address ongoing herd health issues like mastitis and reduce the need for antibiotics.