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.
Cases of nitrate poisoning are being reported in the Hawke’s Bay region after recent rain.
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.
The better start a calf has in life, the better animal they will be in years to come.
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.
Calves that are cared for well have a reduced risk of disease and cost less to rear, says DairyNZ.
Dairy farmer Enda Hawe’s focus on mastitis prevention and teat condition rather than blanket use of DCT during dry off is paying dividends.
A pilot study investigating the potential of a facial eczema (FE) tolerance test is being launched this month.
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.
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.
Follow this advice when buying or selling calves.
A new herd recording tool has been launched by CRV Ambreed.
A disease equally infectious to Mycoplasma bovis and Covid-19 is threatening farm profitability and livestock health.
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.
Requiring that all dogs on sheep farms be treated every four weeks for sheep measles is a significant step in reducing the impact of the parasite, says Dan Lynch.
One of the greatest threats of our time, potentially on a scale larger than Covid-19, is antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.
A focus on cow condition helped Jessica Willis almost halve the not-in-calf rate on a dairy farm she managed for four years.
Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services, on why farmers shouldn't reduce feed without also destocking.
From next week it will become an offence to transport untagged animals.
A small, Auckland research firm is developing a more sensitive test for Mycoplasma bovis.
If milk fever is keeping you or your staff awake at night, you are not alone.
Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.
Breeding hoggets at eight months of age can improve a ewe’s lifetime productivity.
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.