Heavily in-lamb ewes carrying multiple lambs need to have a minimum of 1400kgDM/ha of pasture underfoot at any stage to optimise their dry matter intake.

Severe feed shortages in parts of the country mean many ewes are on a nutritional knife-edge heading into lambing and could be at risk of developing metabolic disorders.

A mobile feeder that self-mixes milk powder and self-cleans, all while feeding out milk to hungry calves.

Successful calf rearing starts at the beginning and getting it right will always be important in setting them up for the future, says calf feeder maker Stallion Ltd.

 
Calves with nutritional scours are often still bright.

The most common cause of scouring is nutritional scours, which happens when there is a change in diet or a diet that is inappropriate for the age group of calves.

 
AgResearch scientist Dave Leathwick says there is a degree of conjecture and uncertainty about the benefits of pre-lambing drenching.

AgResearch scientist Dr Dave Leathwick believes there’s a strong case for thinking twice about the practice that is routinely carried out by around 80% of sheep farmers as part of their pre-lamb animal health treatments.

It’s important to hit BCS targets at calving and minimise BCS loss before mating.

You've worked hard to get your cows in great condition for calving. Next, it’s time to make sure they stay on track for mating.

World Wide Sires says demand for overseas genetics is growing.

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.

One of the greatest threats of our time, potentially on a scale larger than Covid-19, is antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.

Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.

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.

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