Friday, 09 August 2019 10:55

Preventing mastitis over calving

Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle and is a significant cause of losses on the dairy farm, explains Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:16

Keep diseases away from sheds

If you're buying or selling calves or milk, take these simple steps to reduce the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis and other diseases.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:12

New-born need fresh colostrum

All calves, including bobbies, must get adequate fresh colostrum in their first 24 hours of life.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:55

Farmers to wield the needle from October 2019

Farmers will be able to administer a local anaesthetic for disbudding or dehorning, if they are trained, when new regulations come into force on October 1, 2019, says NZ Veterinary Association chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.

Published in Farm Health

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it’s happy with the way farmers are preparing for the new bobby calf regulations to be enforced from August 1.

Published in General News

Providing pain relief when disbudding calves is not mandated by regulation but it is coming, says DairyNZ animal husbandry specialist Bruce Eyers.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:55

Calf loading facilities worth every cent

Building their own calf loading facilities has resulted in better biosecurity and smoother loading for Otorohanga farmer Greig Furniss and his herd manager Tom Orlowski.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 08:55

Get those ramps built

The sooner farmers install walk-on loading ramps for bobby calves the better, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.

Published in General News
Monday, 01 August 2016 07:55

Are you ready? Six tips for success

Calving is getting underway in many regions, seeing farmers excited to see their future herds hit the ground, LIC says.

Published in Management
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:55

Ensure a gold diet from day one

To set up a dairy cow for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start, says DairyNZ.

Published in Farm Health
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