Severe feed shortages in parts of the country mean many ewes are on a nutritional knife-edge heading into lambing and could be at risk of developing metabolic disorders.
Cases of nitrate poisoning are being reported in the Hawke’s Bay region after recent rain.
A pilot study investigating the potential of a facial eczema (FE) tolerance test is being launched this month.
AgResearch scientist Dr Dave Leathwick believes there’s a strong case for thinking twice about the practice that is routinely carried out by around 80% of sheep farmers as part of their pre-lamb animal health treatments.
Requiring that all dogs on sheep farms be treated every four weeks for sheep measles is a significant step in reducing the impact of the parasite, says Dan Lynch.
A small, Auckland research firm is developing a more sensitive test for Mycoplasma bovis.
Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.
Breeding hoggets at eight months of age can improve a ewe’s lifetime productivity.
While breeding hoggets can potentially increase the number of lambs weaned and income – it needs to be well managed to be successful.
Extreme weather conditions are increasing the twin risks of internal parasites and fly strike on sheep.
Strict hygiene standards on dairy farms will be an important part of long-term export market protection, say award-winning Waikato farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball.
During the past three decades, there has been a marked shift from saturation, to low-volume dipping methods.
There is no “one-size fits all” approach when it comes to effective prevention and treatment of flystrike.
What you need to know about transporting cull cows.
Warm summer temperatures bring with them the heightened risk of the production-limiting disease Facial Eczema (FE).
Biosecurity isn't just about border control at the airport or ports, writes Nita Harding, DairyNZ technical policy advisor.
Prices were up on average $400 at the 30th Annual Kikitangeo Romney stud ram sale.
Better communication between dairy and beef farmers can strengthen animal traceability and disease management, claims a Bay of Plenty farmer.
A product that could reduce the need for anthelmintics during lamb weaning has received government funding for a trial.
Dairy facial eczema (FE) can cost farmers at least $100,000 each year in lost milk production, a recent study has found.
A new report warns that a virus decimating parts of the global pork industry could spread to more countries next year.
Most of the damage caused by facial eczema (FE) is subclinical (no obvious external signs) and goes unnoticed until it’s too late, comments Agritrade.
A big drop in sheep measles prevalence has occurred during the past 12 months.
For strong wool sheep, lice infection is a nuisance more than a hefty financial cost. But, for fine wool sheep the financial toll is much greater.