Going to liquid fertiliser is the big innovation that allowed Mid-Canterbury arable farmer Eric Watson to break his own Guinness World Record for wheat yield.
Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.
Advice for transporting bobby calves this season.
Every change at weaning should be carefully planned and gradually implemented.
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is partnering with animal health company Virbac New Zealand during the calf rearing season.
Calf rearing tips to help you and your farm team in the weeks ahead.
Dairy farmers Sietze Feenstra and Simone Bouwmeester are enthusiastic about the future of wintering dairy cows on crop.
Phil Fleming, FarmWise consultant in Taranaki, on steps farmers can take to manage debt and come out on top.
Farmers in many regions are experiencing feed shortages and are being encouraged to plan for their stock needs and seek help if required.
Fish, eels and a 1.5km farm walk were the highlights of a field day held on a King Country sheep and beef farm this month.
Calves gain more weight in less time with probiotics included in their diet, a trial conducted by Agrifert has found.
Calving is stressful and tiring for farmers and sick cows are the last thing anyone would want, says Southern Humates.
Despite it being a busy time, being a good boss during calving is absolutely achievable, says DairyNZ’s People Team leader Jane Muir.
Combatting protein deficiency is important in lactating cows, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
A 13-year-old Holstein Friesian dairy cow from Otago has been named the 2020 Valden Cow of the Year.
Winter may have just begun but most farmers are already looking ahead to the next season and the one beyond that.
Ten kiwi dairy farmers who have shown exceptional care for the environment have been recognised with a DairyNZ sustainability and stewardship award.
How can you minimise the risks of introducing new diseases or parasites when bringing stock into your farm ‘bubble’ from another one?
The job description for cows in Lyn and Deborah Baggott’s herd is simple – the cows need to produce their liveweight in milk solids.
DairyNZ says it is still working through the details of the Government’s Essential Freshwater package announced late last month.
A web-based technology is now available to help farmers better manage their water resources and improve decision-making around irrigation.
The Taranaki Regional Council is welcoming the Government’s revised stance on freshwater regulation.
North Waikato farmers Michael and Rebecca Payne’s investment in a new effluent pond last year turned into a headache when neighbours complained about the smell.
Environment Southland expects “clear improvements” this year on winter grazing practices in the region.