Dairy companies have always wanted good quality milk — but what’s in it for farmers?
The Walshe family, of Putaruru, are contract milkers, sending 470 cows through a 40 bail herringbone shed. They're finding success with Quthane milking liners from DairyFlo.
A DairyNZ-led project launched in July is looking into the benefits to farmers of 3-in-2 milking (three milkings in two days). It will run for three years.
DairyNZ emphasises that the cleanliness of the milking system and the dairy is critical.
Lameness can cost farmers $500 - $1000 per case, yet farmers often underestimate its cost.
Dairy farmers are pleased the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord shows them doing their bit to improve water quality.
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The refreshed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management increases the pressure on farmers to improve their nutrient management.
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Managing pasture surpluses or deficits in spring is the key to maintaining quality and persistence going into summer, says Ravensdown agronomist Tim Russell.
Nitrogen leaching on many dairy farms is reducing as the farmers breed from LowN Sires bulls, says the marketer CRV Ambreed.
A team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, reports a breakthrough in disease resistance in brassica crops.
Catch crops could rise in importance in crop rotations, particularly as the regulatory spotlight lights up the environmental impact of winter feed crops.
Chris Hursthouse (22) is proof you don’t have to grow up on a farm to succeed in farming.
Irrigating farmers in the Amuri district in North Canterbury are continuing to record improved environmental performance.
Seek expert advice to understand how to meet new effluent management regulations in your region, advices Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) primary industries manager Mark Jackways.
Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
Shawn Southee’s first-ever contest entry was in the Dairy Business of the Year awards. Jill Galloway talked to him about his lower North Island dairy business win.
A new scientific article on the management of soil phosphorus makes fascinating reading, writes Dr Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals.
Heat detection technology has helped two Taranaki farmers to cut their herd’s empty rate from 16% to 11% in its first season, says the supplier, Gallagher Group.
Using CowScout tags has offered more days in milk, says Cambridge dairy farmer Brad Payne.
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A large foreign-financed but New Zealand owned investment company has brought a big station in the Wairarapa for forestry development.
Salmon farmer New Zealand King Salmon says it is taking a step towards the future by applying for resource consent to farm in the open ocean of Cook Strait.
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