Three ways you can prepare for the onrush of the calving season will shore up your abilities, says DairyNZ.
Achieving the best calving season requires good planning and preparation, says DairyNZ. Here's how to do just that.
MSD Animal Health’s regional technical advisor/vet, Kim Kelly explains how to reduce the risk of your calves getting scours.
Poor udder quality in many New Zealand cows contributes to them being culled in their first and second lactations, imposing an unsustainable cost, says a visiting expert.
Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe to survive as a productive animal until she is culled for age.
Triple drench resistance is present on a number of sheep farms Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Wormwise is dealing with.
DairyNZ developer animal care and biosecurity, Katherine DeWitt on the new tail shortening laws and better options for tail management.
With winter now well underway, dairy cows are fast approaching the most stressful time of the year.
A new-born calf’s immune system is immature, so calves rely on antibodies in colostrum for protection while their own immune system matures.
“Wet and muddy winter conditions increase the risks to the welfare of livestock,” says Kate Littin, Ministry for Primary Industries manager animal welfare.
Mastitis control must be front of mind for farmers preparing to dry off cows for winter.
Effective management of worms in sheep, cattle and other ruminants is no longer a one tool job.
The importance of seeing regularly to your wellbeing will be the focus of Farmstrong’s site at Fieldays.
A trial giving synthetic zeolite to transition cows to prevent milk fever has shown “stunning” results, says DairyNZ principal scientist Dr David Chapman.
A new generation of organic selenium supplementation will be introduced into New Zealand this year, helping to solve NZ soil's issue of low selenium.
Meadowslea Stud Angus, at Fairlie, says its third annual production cow sale saw solid demand from stud and commercial buyers at its onfarm sale on May 1.
While udders are vital for lamb survival, surprisingly little research has been done on udder health.
Overgrown hooves can cause a lot of problems in goat herds including stress on joints and bacterial and fungal infections.
The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated.
David Dymock, livestock technical advisor with MSD Animal Health covers best practice insertion of dry cow therapy and teat sealants.
Taking a she’ll-be-right attitude to leptospirosis is no longer good enough, says an international expert on leptospirosis, Associate Professor Jackie Benschop, of Massey University.
Most of New Zealand has just been through yet another long dry spell which has translated to poor feed supply and quality for both the girls in herd and R2’s arriving home.
Vets NZ-wide are gearing up to help farmers comply with new rules on using local anesthetic while removing horn tissue from cattle.
The rate of improvement in dairy genetics is not keeping pace with technology, says World Wide Sires.
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