Pork NZ says no other country has completely banned the use of farrowing crates, which it claims is necessary during the highly vulnerable stage of newborn piglets' lives.

NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.

Agcarm president Gavin Kerr.

The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance.

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic improvement of the commercial flock.

While the chemical solution for worm control has worked well over the decades, it does have its downsides.

Gordon Levet is a Northland sheep farmer and ram breeder who has spent a lifetime breeding sheep for worm resistance and facial eczema (FE) tolerance. He began breeding for worm resistance in 1987, recognising that there was a genetic component to a sheep's ability to tolerate worms and this has shaped…

Farmers are being urged to plan ahead for possible meat processing disruption due to Covid-19.

Livestock farmers are being urged to plan ahead for possible meat processing disruption due to Covid-19.

MPI says its push on NAIT compliance is paying off with almost 90% of livestock farmers meeting their obligations in 2021.

Continuing poor returns for crossbred wool coupled with the emergence of triple drench resistance is driving an increasing number of sheep farmers to consider making the shift to low-input, no-shear Wiltshires.

AgResearch scientists' work to successfully breed low methane emitting sheep has the potential to help all NZ livestock farmers lower their carbon footprint.

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