Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.
Weaning is an ideal time to body condition score (BCS) ewes as it allows valuable summer feed to be partitioned into lighter ewes to give them a lift before tupping.
New Zealand appears to be lucky in having only one major livestock tick.
Facial eczema (FE) is a seasonal scourge, but genetic selection can help minimise the impact of this production-limiting disease in sheep.
Bayer has improved its antibiotic resistance test in dairy cows, adding four new antibiotic families.
An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.
Shifting away from the common 28-day drench routine could help reduce resistance development and even improve livestock productivity, says an animal health company.
An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill.
Making sure all livestock coming on and off-farm are NAIT tagged and registered online is every farmers’ responsibility, says Taranaki farmer Nick Brown.
A veterinarian is urging farmers to give their parasite control strategy closer scrutiny.
West Australian cattle producer Ryan Willing has revealed the latest findings from a 12-month trial run by animal health company Virbac Australia.
At the back of Raglan Harbour, on the West Coast Peninsula, lies an influential New Zealand farm.
A new Framework for Action on Animal Welfare released last month sets out a better approach, says Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri.
Whilst New Zealand’s rural and lifestyle communities seem to have a better awareness of the “physical” safety issues of farm equipment, PTO shafts and ATVs, in many cases other, “more invisible” safety issues can be overlooked.
Deer farmers wanting fewer late-fawning hinds can now buy sires and hinds with breeding values (BVs) for earlier fawning.
Now in its third incarnation, DRL started life as Otago University’s deer research laboratory at a time when deer farming was establishing itself by capturing wild animals.
University of Adelaide honours student Leesa Flanagan has been named Alltech Young Scientist of the Year from an international field of peers for her work on dietary requirements of feedlot lambs.
The attraction of heading a world-rated veterinary school, a love of New Zealand and disillusionment with Brexit persuaded Professor Jon Huxley to apply to lead the School of Veterinary Science at Massey University.
Early detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD) is top of mind for the winner of the National Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship.
Rising prospects for sheepmeat make it worth spending money on flock health, says animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim.
Livestock monocultures and inappropriate drenching practices are helping raise internal parasite resistance to triple combination drenches, says AgResearch.
A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Good Autumn growth sets the scene for maximum growth rates in beef cattle post-weaning, but beware worms in pasture, warns Paul McKee, an animal health technical manager at Ravensdown.
Researchers at Livestock Improvement Corp (LIC) are working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to piece together a genetic jigsaw of 15 million pieces.