Sharemilkers are the minority among dairy and beef farmers, but in respect of NAIT they have a big role.
Research to help dairy farmers build up carbon in their soils to offset their farms’ greenhouse gas emissions is underway.
The call for dairy farmers to prepare now for a future with smaller, more productive herds depends on access to superior dairy sires.
Two farms from the North Island east coast and one from Central Hawkes Bay are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua competition for the top Māori sheep and beef farm.
Hogget breeding, done correctly, can increase the number of lambs weaned on a farm each year and their lifetime performance.
Farmers must confirm periodically that their farm’s milk cooling system is performing to the standard set by the new rules.
Taranaki farmer Grant Gopperth was at a crossroads: new milk cooling regulations required that he upgrade his milking shed.
Raw milk grows bacteria rapidly above 7˚C, so adequate milk cooling is essential for ensuring quality milk is supplied.
You can efficiently cool milk before it enters the vat using reliable, cost-effective systems to chill milk quickly.
Energy management is a key way dairy farmers and sharemilkers can cut costs and improve profits.
Milk cooling affects milk quality: the quicker the milk is cooled after milking, the better the quality when it is collected from the farm.
The predicted dry patch, which in November seemed impossible to envisage, has arrived.
Farm forestry and tourism are blending well with Graham Smith’s dairy business.
A Woodville, Tararua dairy farmer is halving his dairy shed power bill with a solar power system he will pay for in six years. And it has no batteries. Peter Burke reports.
This year’s East Coast Farming Expo – on March 6 and 7 at the Wairoa A&P Showground – will again have energy high on its agenda.
Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen (N) loss from dairy farms will see upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.
ECan has approved a farm environment plan (FEP) template for use by farmers under the new Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan.
Mid-Canterbury farmer John Evans is reaping the benefits of native plantings on his farm, in the form of improved pollination and pest control.
A greater Wellington council officer is “really proud” of dairy farmers in the region who have backed a scheme to release dung beetles.
Dairy cows in all regions are affected by heat stress during summer. The comfort zone of a cow is 4-20°C, about 10-15° lower than the comfort zone of a human.
A Hawkes Bay project aimed at cutting nitrogen losses has provided challenges and lessons for its farmers involved.
Plantain could ‘save’ some Manawatu dairy farmers faced with cutting nitrogen losses from pasture by 60%, comments DairyNZ.
The first step in tackling herbicide resistance in arable farming is admitting you have a problem, says Australian specialist Dr Peter Boutsalis.
A world-first denitrification wall at Silverstream, North Canterbury designed to reduce high groundwater nitrate levels is working as anticipated.
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