Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has joined forces with Silver Fern Farms, Alliance, Greenlea Premier Meats, ANZCO and Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) to deliver 50 Greenhouse Gas workshops over the course of 30 days.
The next generation of high-BW Holstein Friesian heifers earmarked to breed genetically-elite calves has been announced.
A naturally occurring soil fungus is shaping as a new hero to improve nitrogen use on farm.
You'd be hard pressed to pick dairy farmer Hayley Hoogendyk as someone who grew up in the sunny beach town of Mount Maunganui, and not rural Manawatu, where she has farmed for the last 10 seasons.
One of the recent challenges facing Trevor Johnson and his team at Paparata Station has been the changing climate.
Instead of running Paparata as one station, Trevor Johnson has divided it into four separately managed blocks - each designed to complement the other and run by four separate managers.
The so-called Forgotten Highway, between Taumaranui and Stratford, has many surprises to offer - if you care to stop and look. In farming terms, one of these is Paparata Station, near the settlement of Tokirima, owned by Trevor Johnson. Peter Burke recently paid a visit to this magnificent property.
This calving season will be a little different for dairy farmer Jo Forsyth thanks to a recent MINDA LIVE training session that marked somewhat of a ‘turning point’ in her confidence and utilisation of the technology.
With new standards for AB facilities on the horizon, farmers across the country are jumping on board to improve their on-farm facilities well ahead of time.
Farmer Ewen Mathieson is working hard to protect their stock and the environment by wintering well during the coldest months of the year.
As the seed cereal manager at Carrfields, in Ashburton, Phil Smith carries a fair weight of responsibility.
The dairy sector has launched a new workforce plan setting out how it will attract, retain and grow the farm workforce in the next decade.
A wetter than usual irrigation season has hindered data collection efforts for Canterbury dairy grazers Gary and Penny Robinson.
Mid-Canterbury farm manager Darryl Oldham has taken out the 2022 Rabobank Management Project Award, a business management prize for up-and-coming farmers.
Investing in precision agriculture has provided North Canterbury farmer Roscoe Taggart with benefits - environmental, social and financial.
"Climate change and how quickly it's happening is the biggest challenge for us," says Trevor Johnson, owner of Paparata Station owner - 50km west of Taumarunui.
Dairy farmers being able to prove to consumers that their animals are happy, healthy and well cared for will be vital for the industry's next ten years, a panel discussion on "Dairy 2032" has been told.
Manawatu dairy farmers Gregory and Brooke Dorn have tapped into some excellent Holstein Friesian genetics to not only raise the quality of their herd’s milk, but to ensure the future of the herd’s best cow families is guaranteed.
Canterbury dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw has applied lessons from a five-year National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) irrigation study to make science-based decisions while also using genetics to improve her herd – with the overall goal of reducing the farm’s environmental footprint.
The finalists in the 2022 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award for sheep and beef were recently announced.
A multi-site study on hill country farms around New Zealand is providing a wealth of information and research findings to help guide farmers around pasture forage decisions.
Providing a newbown calf with colostrum within 12 hours of birth is vital, we know that. And if maternal colostrum is unavailable or poor quality, a colostrum replacer can provide an essential alternative.
With milkings typically taking around 17 to 24 hours a week per worker, many farmers have been focusing on milking smarter to reduce hours and creative ways to shorten the working week - like the 22% who report they are using flexible milking.
Farming is becoming increasingly complex. Until recentyl, farmers had relatively few issues to focus on: feeding cows, producing milk and hopefully making enough money to feed their family and pay off their mortgages.