Friday, 05 April 2019 10:42

Simmentals first choice

Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:38

Only 27 million sheep left!

Sheep and cow numbers fell but beef cattle numbers rose last year.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 January 2019 13:50

Could Wagyu beef counter heart disease?

As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.

Published in General News

Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.

Published in Management
Thursday, 22 November 2018 10:55

Organic standards already here

Primary sectors need not create new standards for animal welfare, grass-fed, GMO and biodiversity because these are already part of existing organic standards, says Brendan Hoare.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 14:57

Bula to beef farming Fiji style

Rex and Lynette Smith have spent decades building a successful charter fishing company. Now they've set up a beef cattle operation in Fiji from scatch.

Published in General News
Friday, 05 October 2018 11:55

Dealing to worms crucial to stock

A veterinarian is urging farmers to give their parasite control strategy closer scrutiny.

Published in Farm Health

More than half of sheep and beef farmers have made changes to reduce the risk of their stock becoming infected by Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).

Published in General News
Monday, 24 September 2018 09:44

A good plan for sheep, beef farmers

Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some. 

Published in Management
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 14:03

M. bovis hits beef feedlot

New Zealand's only large-scale beef feedlot has confirmed a Mycoplasma bovis infection.

Published in General News
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