Dam of 520057 Bells Pierce.

When it comes to balance it doesn't get better than the production of Friesians paired with the efficiency of Jerseys.

 
For the sake of convenience and efficiency, tissue sampling calves for the BVD test can be combined with tagging or disbudding.

This calving season, LIC is offering a BVD test for newborn calves to provide farmers with an early indication on the health status of their valuable replacement stock.

A new tool has been launched to make heat detection easier.

First shown on the Virtual Fieldays 2020 platform, the Tailpainter heat detection tool is now complemented by the Dairy Paint tallpaing range, which made it's debut at the 2021 physical event.

 
A South Auckland farmer was convicted for amputating the teats of seven cows.

A South Auckland dairy farmer has been fined $3,250 for unlawfully amputating the teats of seven cows using rubber rings as a tourniquet.

LIC is developing a milk based diagnostic test to give farmers early insight into the facial eczema status of their herd before clinical signs are apparent.

Herd improvement co-operative LIC says it is developing new methods to help farmers tackle facial eczema, a disease which is costing the dairy industry around $30 million in lost production each year.

The amount of nutrients, sediments and bacteria reaching a water body will depend on catchment features.

Understanding the types of water features on your farm will help in making decisions to reduce the amount of contaminants reaching waterways.

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.

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.

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