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.
How can you minimise the risks of introducing new diseases or parasites when bringing stock into your farm ‘bubble’ from another one?
The job description for cows in Lyn and Deborah Baggott’s herd is simple – the cows need to produce their liveweight in milk solids.
DairyNZ says it is still working through the details of the Government’s Essential Freshwater package announced late last month.
A web-based technology is now available to help farmers better manage their water resources and improve decision-making around irrigation.
The Taranaki Regional Council is welcoming the Government’s revised stance on freshwater regulation.
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.
Environment Southland expects “clear improvements” this year on winter grazing practices in the region.
Six ‘star’ crops – soy, hemp, chickpeas, oats, buckwheat and quinoa – could represent new opportunities for New Zealand farmers.
After 13 years of use, a New Zealand corporate farmer has a lot of praise for Overseer.
Simple actions can reduce winter nutrient loss, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
There was a large turnout on a recent DairyNZ webinar discussing once-a-day (OAD) milking, with participants joining in from Northland and Southland and all places in between.
New research is seeking to understand the role hardy catch crops can play in reducing nitrate leaching.
Assessing the trace element status of a flock should be part of your animal health programme.
In a normal season, maize stubble wouldn’t be required as a feed on dairy farms.
Northland farmers are starting to count the cost of one of the most severe droughts to hit the region as the cost of feed and lower prices for stock are the order of the day.
The versatility of Holstein Friesians is being credited with allowing a young South Canterbury couple to produce zero bobby calves.
Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.
With the COVID-19 lockdown placing even greater emphasis on the need for reliable internet networks, a former All Black is working to keep New Zealand’s rural folk connected.
Farmer Jane Smith was “blown away” by the group dynamic and drive when she and husband Blair hosted the North Otago-based Growth and Development in Farming Action Group at Newhaven Farms in Oamaru.
The dairy landscape in New Zealand is changing, as it is around the world.
Six months after implementing a groundbreaking new farming system, Alan Law’s Whakatane dairy farm is an oasis of green among drought-stricken neighbouring farms.
It’s been a tough summer for most dairy farms including Owl Farm, the St Peter’s School demonstration farm near Cambridge.