Vet Paul Daly says Wet spring weather is having “a huge impact” on the number of ‘dirty’ cows.

Wet spring weather is having “a huge impact” on the number of ‘dirty’ cows, says veterinarian Paul Daly, of Selwyn-Rakaia Vet Services, Dunsandel.

Pork NZ says no other country has completely banned the use of farrowing crates, which it claims is necessary during the highly vulnerable stage of newborn piglets' lives.

NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.

The Discovery Project helps breeders develop top cow families and breed bulls for the AI industry.

A joint venture between Holstein Friesian NZ and LIC is going strong 18 years after it was established with another six Holstein Friesian bulls being accepted into the LIC Sire Proving Scheme for the 2022-23 season.

Agcarm president Gavin Kerr.

The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance.

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic improvement of the commercial flock.

Milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season.

High quality milk replacers are crucial if you are preparing to rear lambs or goat kids in the upcoming season, according to Milligans Feeds.

On dairy farms, around 85% of the antibiotics used are for mastitis control, including antibiotic dry cow therapy (DCT).

Bacteria developing resistance is a potential risk any time we use antibiotics, so we need to focus on preventing and controlling infections to reduce the need.

Otorohanga dairy farmer Mark Sanson admits he gets cow envy when he drives past the Waikato farm of a fellow Holstein Friesian breeder - but it won't be long until his own herd is the subject of many in admiring glance.

Gordon Levet is a Northland sheep farmer and ram breeder who has spent a lifetime breeding sheep for worm resistance and facial eczema (FE) tolerance. He began breeding for worm resistance in 1987, recognising that there was a genetic component to a sheep's ability to tolerate worms and this has shaped his thinking on the issue...

Livestock farmers are being urged to plan ahead for possible meat processing disruption due to Covid-19.

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