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IF YOU haven’t weaned your beef calves by the end of this month you could be compromising calf and overall farm performance, the experience of a leading Hawkes Bay station shows.
THE NEW Zealand Veterinary Association is extending its leptosure disease control programme to include sheep, beef cattle and deer.
PAYING MORE attention to rumen development in beef calves can boost productivity substantially, a field day in the Hawkes Bay earlier this month heard.
THE RABOBANK GLOBAL cattle price index has risen by 6% since June, driven by lower-than-expected beef supply in the main exporting countries and strong Asian demand.
A GOOD WINTER and a favourable weather outlook for spring have boosted confidence across the New Zealand beef industry, particularly after the drought, says Rabobank.
Early results from research are showing clear advantage with the use of better beef genetics for dairy beef, says AgResearch.
Rabobank forecasts New Zealand's beef prices to firm next quarter, as supplies tighten after the higher, drought-induced slaughter volumes, and forecasts of a wetter-than-average winter also encourage producers to retain stock.
SCOTT CHAMPION, chief executive of Beef + Lamb NZ (BLNZ), says the financial crisis in the US has led to a demand for New Zealand ground beef.