Lambs born to well-fed ewes will have energy stored as fat reserves and are better able to survive adverse times.

Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.

 
 
Sietze Feenstra and Simone Bouwmeester say following good wintering management practices brings a range of benefits.

Dairy farmers Sietze Feenstra and Simone Bouwmeester are enthusiastic about the future of wintering dairy cows on crop.

Husband and wife team Helen and Charlie Lea.

Farmers in many regions are experiencing feed shortages and are being encouraged to plan for their stock needs and seek help if required.

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.

A web-based technology is now available to help farmers better manage their water resources and improve decision-making around irrigation.

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.

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