Here are some questions farmers can ask themselves around weaning and actions to take.
The ideal weaning date should be guided by whether it achieves two key goals.
With Christmas just around the corner and the annual panic to find a special present for a special person – or even just the old man – it might be worth a trip to the local bookshop.
A Dutch start-up is joining forces with Fonterra's Farm Source to launch collar-mounted sensors for cows.
Year twelve student Kimberley Simmons is the winner of the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Black & White Show Trip.
With summer around the corner, farmers are being urged to take steps to lower their risk of skin cancer.
The time is fast approaching when farmers will begin culling their ewe flocks.
Terminal sires can be a great tool to increase lamb growth rates.
Sheep milking is a growing industry in New Zealand with a 50% increase in sheep producers between 2019 and 2021.
Reports are coming in from across the country indicating the cold and wet spring has meant many farmers and contractors planting crops are behind with their planting schedule.
Breeding the best dairy sheep for South Island conditions while developing the markets and processing capacity to support others into the industry are the twin goals of Canterbury sheep milking pioneers Matt and Tracey Jones.
Wet weather and a lack of sunshine in many western areas of the country are causing problems for farmers.
Weekly farm walks have become a thing of the past for some dairy farmers in Canterbury and their pasture growth data has never been better.
The ethos behind the East Coast Farming Expo is always focussed on bringing the best of innovation to the coast.
Maize silage is an essential part of many dairy farm systems. Research shows that yield is king, and for on-farm growers, the most profitable hybrid is almost always the highest yielding one.
Fonterra recently reached the milestone of eight years since it started working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) through the Living Water partnership, which helps identify and trial game-changing and scalable solutions that show dairying freshwater can thrive together.
While there is clear proof that cattle, deer and pigs cause poor water quality when allowed to graze near waterways, little is known about what impact sheep have. Peter Burke reports on a research project being run by Massey University to find out more about how sheep behave around streams and waterways.
Pasture-raised beef is a cornerstone of the New Zealand meat industry.
Beef+Lamb NZ says current Government policies will see too much carbon forestry planted and urgent change is needed.
Farmers and growers can now model a greater range of crops in the farm management software tool OverseerFM.
Around the Hawke's Bay region, the grass in the paddocks is looking greener as it recovers from two bad seasons of drought.
A flexible milking regime adopted this season on the Lincoln University Demonstration Dairy Farm (LUDF) is going "surprisingly well', says the farm administrator Jeremy Savage.
At the end of lactation, dairy cows require a dry period that is sufficiently long to allow the udder tissue to repair and rejuvenate.
A new product has been launched that is said to increase soil productivity, improve nitrogen efficiency and in the end, profit per hectare.