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.

Kip Bodle.

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

 
 
Sheep should not be shorn in the last four weeks of pregnancy.

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

Phil McKinnon, LIC.

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.

Body condition scoring should be hands-on, according to DairyNZ.

Body condition scoring (BCS) is a simple process. However, DairyNZ says it is important to calibrate the eye by first condition scoring cows “hands on” at the dairy.

OSPRI has suspended possum control operations in support of its TBfree disease eradication programme during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Strict hygiene standards on dairy farms will be an important part of long-term export market protection, say award-winning Waikato farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball.

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